Author Archives: contdis

Child Support- Who really pays?

Under NY Law, both parents are ultimately responsible for child support until the child reaches their 21st birthday unless the child is emancipated or dies. Emancipation is a complete severance of the parental relationship that occurs when the child voluntarily withdraws from the parental control of the guardian. Emancipation occurs when the child marries, joins […]

Marriage: Know what your getting yourself into and plan accordingly.

Matrimonial Agreements If a person relies on the statistics of successful marriages and marriages ending in divorce, the odds are greatly against the notion of getting married and living happily ever after. When a marriage breaks down, the state relies on statutory guidelines and several factors that are balanced in determining the fairness of many […]

Don’t have a will? You’re putting yourself and family at risk.

Younger people tend to think they do not need a will. There are many dangers associated with not having a will whether you’re in your 20’s or 80’s. When you die without a will you are considered to have died intestate. The problem with this is that the state will step in and distribute you’re […]