Did You Know?

 

  • New York is the only state which holds that any professional license, such as a medical license, law license, architect’s license, or nurse's license, is marital property which may be independently valued and divided.

  • New York courts favor sole custody over joint custody.

  • Per case law, if a father has supported a child and later finds out the child is not his, he may not be relieved from this obligation.

  • New York does not recognize irreconcilable differences as a ground for divorce.

  • Family Court is a specialized court that handles custody, support, domestic violence and related issues Supreme Court handles these issues in addition to divorce and issues of property distribution.

  • The payer of child support can deduct spousal support, not child support.  The receiver must include spousal support as income, not child support.
 
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