You are getting divorced from your spouse. How will this affect your relationship with your kids? Will you be able to visit? If so, when? Will you pay child support? Can you get custody, or joint custody? What does this all mean?
In the old days, Mom always got the kids and Dad took on a supporting role. Things are quite different now. The courts now look at a variety of factors, including
Often the court will appoint an attorney for the children to better represent the best interests of the children. Custody may be changed only in the event of a significant change in circumstances that affect the child’s interest.
Child support can easily add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars during your child’s life. The follow questions come up in determining the support each parent is responsible for:
· Will your child be able to stay in their current private school, or even in their public school, if your home is in a good school district but you don’t have the funds on your own to keep your family home?
The law says that your child is entitled to keep the same standard of living that he or she would have enjoyed, had the parents stayed together. Your child needs for you to have good legal advice so that his interests are protected, as well as your own.
If you have any questions regarding child support and custody, please call us or contact us online. We will be happy to meet you for a free initial consultation.
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She practices primarily in the areas of matrimonial and family law. Ms. Rockwood graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in History and minors in Political…