Custody/Child Support

Who Claims The Dependency Exemption On The Tax Return?

Who Gets The Dependency Exemption On The Tax Return? As parents negotiate child custody and support agreements they are faced with many decisions. The biggest decisions usually revolve around custody, visitation, and child support, but there are smaller, less obvious issues that are best decided at the time of the agreement, too. One of these …

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Considerations For Divorcing Parents With Special Needs Children

Every child is different. Every family is different. Westchester Matrimonial attorneys are experienced in advocating on behalf of parents and children with special needs. No matter what your child’s and family’s needs, an experienced Westchester Matrimonial attorney will be with you every step of the way. Educational Expenses Additional educational expenses may be required for …

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Paternity

When paternity is contested, a Court is empowered to order the mother, child, and the possible father to submit to DNA tests in order to establish paternity. The court may decline to order such tests, however, where the child’s best interests would not be served – for example, in circumstances where a father has treated …

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Visitation

WHAT IS VISITATION? DO PARENTS HAVE A RIGHT TO VISITATION? In cases where parents are separated or divorced, one parent will generally be deemed the “primary residential parent” or “custodial parent”, meaning that the child or children will reside primarily with that parent (See custody article written by our experienced Westchester Matrimonial LLC staff for …

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