What is Retroactive Child Support and Maintenance?

There’s a big difference between past due child support and retroactive child support. Past due support is related to a spouse that has refused to make court-ordered payments for child support or spousal maintenance (alimony). But retroactive child support can be ordered to cover the time between when a divorce is filed and when the […]

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What Does the Free College Bill Do for People Getting Divorced or Dealing With Child Support?

New York state high school students who are looking for a break for college are in luck. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a budget bill this year that gives free college tuition to New York students attending the CUNY or SUNY schools, as long as their family’s income is not over $100,000 this year. Next year, […]

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If I Have a 50/50 Custody of my Child, What is my Child Support Obligation?

Many divorced parents are confused about how child custody can affect the amount of child support being paid by one parent, especially when the two parents share joint 50/50 custody of their child or children. The parent who pays child support often wonders why (and if) they have to pay at all, since they’re sharing […]

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