Category: Child-support

A child’s attendance in postsecondary education may be a basis to delay emancipation and continue support

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The child support lien

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Protocols and parameters regarding communications and submission of documents by the parties and/or counsel to a guardian ad litem or court-appointed expert

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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

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Uncovered medical costs for the child or children of divorced parents

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

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

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

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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

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

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