After divorce, the division of your family into two households substantially affects your children, emotionally and financially. The attorneys at Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. advocate for the financial support your children deserve.
Our assertive attorneys help parents:
Sometimes trial is necessary to obtain the financial support your child deserves. Our attorneys meticulously prepare for litigation and zealously fight for your child’s right to a financially stable upbringing.
New York law has established general child support guidelines. Our attorneys strive to achieve the best possible financial solutions within the framework of these guidelines. That begins with using the discovery process to compel a full, truthful financial disclosure, so the court can calculate basic child support with accurate data. Affluent couples must often deal with issues beyond basic child support, such as payments for private school tuition, sports and enrichment activities. We work to achieve results that do justice to your children within your own financial reality.
The structured process of mediation provides the opportunity for you and your spouse to put aside your differences and focus on the one point about which you likely agree – your children’s well-being. Our skilled negotiators carefully guide the mediation process toward the most equitable solutions that serve the needs of the children.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising their child. When your former spouse tries to evade crucial financial obligations, Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. can compel the enforcement of your child support order. However, the law understands that a lost job or serious injury can render a parent unable to pay child support. Still, a parent is required to pay the full amount until the court modifies its order. Our attorneys can process a modification of your child support order expeditiously.