Post-Divorce: The Power of the Paper Trail

Once the divorce papers are signed, it’s not over. If there is a financial obligation between two individuals, then there will remain an on-going relationship between them. Here are some tips to make those interactions as smooth as possible. Child Support If a parent is not paying child support as required, there are a few possible courses of action you can pursue. You could potentially have payments made through the child support collection unit, wage garnishment, and/or income execution. You could also seek a money judgment from the court. If, after exhausting these less drastic remedies, you are unsuccessful, then you could seek contempt from the court which could entail punishment by incarceration. Other Child-Related Expenses [...]

By |2021-03-16T18:39:34-04:00January 26, 2018|Matrimonial Divorce Law|

Judge Allows Service of Action for Divorce via Facebook

In a landmark ruling, a New York judge recently directed the service of a summons with notice for an action of divorce via Facebook. In the case of Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku (2015 NY Slip Op 25096), Judge Matthew Cooper, after being provided with proof of other numerous attempts, afforded the Plaintiff the right to serve her husband with divorce papers by means of the social media program, Facebook. The parties had not lived together since 2009. The Plaintiff was also able to show that the couple’s only communications were through occasional phone calls and interactions on Facebook. As a condition of utilizing such an unconventional method of service, the Judge required the wife to demonstrate [...]

By |2021-03-16T18:38:22-04:00April 26, 2017|Matrimonial Divorce Law|
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