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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

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

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

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The imputation of income is an extremely fact-sensitive endeavor

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

What must a court do when a parent is voluntarily underemployed or unemployed without good cause

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

In awarding counsel fees, the court must consider whether the party requesting the fees is in financial need; whether the party against whom the fees are sought has the ability to pay; the good or bad faith of either party in pursuing or defending the action; the nature and extent of the services rendered; and the reasonableness of the fees

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

Prohibiting the retroactive modification of child support is not implicated when the right to support ends

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

In child support matters, the person paying child support and filing a motion for modification must offer sufficient proof as to why he should be relieved of his obligation to not disregard his pre-existing duty to provide support, when making career choices

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