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Even if a court finds that a child is gifted, a stipend of additional earmarked funds to support of a child’s development of such giftedness must be economically reasonable, with significant deference to each parent’s financial situation and actual ability to pay

Posted in *All Posts, Child-support, Cost of Education

Uncovered medical costs for the child or children of divorced parents

Posted in *All Posts, Child-support, Child-support-modification

When parties have multiple children covered under an unallocated child support order, and a child becomes emancipated, such emancipation is a change of circumstance

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Child-support, Child-support-modification, Emancipation

Reaching the age of eighteen merely creates the presumption a child is emancipated

Posted in *All Posts, Child, Emancipation

Fees can be awarded or denied to any party in a matrimonial case whether or not they prevail

Posted in *All Posts, Child-support, Counsel Fees, Divorce

Child support belongs to the child and cannot be waived by the parents, and an obligation to support a parent’s child cannot be evaded by a property settlement agreement

Posted in *All Posts, Agreements, Child-support, Child-support-modification, Property-settlement-agreement, Settlement agreement

The trial court has substantial discretion in making a child support award

Posted in *All Posts, Child-support, Child-support-modification

The court may enter a retroactive date of an initial support order

Posted in *All Posts, Child-support

A support order is always subject to review and modification on a showing of changed circumstances

Posted in *All Posts, Child-support, Child-support-modification

The imputation of income is an extremely fact-sensitive endeavor

Posted in *All Posts, Alimony, Child-support, Divorce, Imputed-income, Income Imputation

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