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Can courts deviate from the child support guidelines?

Parents in New York must care and provide for their children while they are minors. Some continue to provide for them after that age, but that is by their own choice rather than a legal obligation. As parents know, this obligation to care for their children can also be costly. Buying food, providing them with a home, buying clothes and other necessities can add up quickly. Then there are also medical costs, child care costs, extracurricular activities and other costs.

Basics of the divorce mediation process

Every married couple in New York has disagreements and fights from time to time. It is human nature to have these types of fights, but eventually after these types of fights the couple is able to reconcile and move forward. For many different reasons though sometimes couples do not reconcile and eventually the marriage ends in divorce. How the divorce proceeds though really depends on the couple and the unique circumstances of their marriage.

Rudy Giuliani divorce proceedings show lavish spending habits

Most people in New York know who Rudy Giuliani is as he has been a prominent figure especially since he became mayor of New York City. Many people may also know that he is currently going through his third divorce. Mr. Giuliani has earned a lot of money over the years and his lavish lifestyle was shown during a recent hearing. His wife is seeking her fair share of the fortune that he has amassed over the years as well as $63,000 a month in spousal support.

What factors are used to determine child custody in New York?

There are many different parenting styles for parents in New York. There is not one right way to raise children and parents sometimes have different opinions about how to do it. This may lead to disagreements while people are married, but if they are divorced they either need to come to an agreement on which parent will have custody or a judge will have to decide which parent is better suited to have the children. Child custody decisions are not easy decisions, but it is a decision that has to be made.

How to calculate basic child support in New York

There are many different things that people spend their money on in New York. Some of those things are necessities such as food, clothing and shelter. Other things are not necessities and people make choices on what non-necessities they spend their money on. This could be for vacations, a new car, a new TV, computer or other electronic and many other things. Another thing that people need to spend their money on is their children who need both necessities and extra costs as well.

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