April 24

Are Parents Required to Pay for Private School in New York?

Are Parents Required to Pay for Private School in New York?

  Recently, NBA player Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest), was served with Family Court papers demanding that he pay $140,000 for his son’s private high school education as part of his obligation to pay child support. According to the papers, the parties previously decided to send their son, Jeron Artest, to Poly.

March 17

Confidentiality in Divorces

How to Keep Personal Information Private in a Divorce? A very common concern in any family law or divorce case is a party’s desire to keep their address confidential. Domestic Relations Law § 254 speaks to these concerns. Section 1 of the statute provides: Confidentiality can be requested by a party’s motion to the court.

March 13

How Does a Child Become Emancipated in New York?

How Does a Child Become Emancipated in New York?

Parents are obligated to financially support their children until the child reaches age 21 or is otherwise emancipated.  Grounds for emancipation prior to the child reaching age 21 include: Emancipation cases, especially in claims of a child being self-supporting, are very fact-specific and often require a detailed analysis of the child’s lifestyle.  The precise definition.

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