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Ulster County Child Custody Lawyers

Getting the Results You Deserve With a Minimum of Fuss and Stress

When deciding which parent gets custody in a divorce case, the "best interests of the child" are paramount in deciding which parent the child will live with. Many different factors go into a judge's decision, including:

  • Which parent has been the primary caretaker up until now
  • Economic stability of each parent
  • Housing and home life
  • The work schedule of each parent
  • The emotional and physical needs of the child
  • Post-divorce cooperation between the parents
  • Use of alcohol and drugs
  • Current or past abuse of the child

As Ulster County child custody attorneys, we fight for your rights as a parent, whether it is over custody of your child or making sure you have the visitation rights you want if your ex-spouse receives residential custody.

Call us at 800-532-9985 or e-mail us to set up an appointment so we can discuss your circumstances.

Kingston Child Support Attorneys

In New York State, child support is calculated by a basic percentage formula, including health care costs for the child, with extenuating circumstances taken into account, such as special needs and educational expenses.

We can help you calculate the child support due you and advocate for child support enforcement if the non-custodial parent refuses to pay. We also defend against outrageous claims for child support and file for modifications of child support orders when circumstances change.

Spousal Support and Spousal Maintenance

One of the most difficult parts of going through a divorce is getting compensation for the sacrifices you made to support your spouse in his or her endeavors. In many cases, this sacrifice on your part entitles you to receive spousal maintenance (formerly called alimony) until you get back on your feet. In some cases, permanent spousal maintenance may be ordered depending upon the length of the marriage, the economic circumstances and "earning power" of both parties, and the standard of living during the marriage. Temporary spousal support can be awarded during the divorce process to protect the less wealthy spouse from financial ruin until the divorce is final and permanent spousal maintenance can be awarded.

Calculating spousal support and spousal maintenance can get very complicated. You want the help of a lawyer while going through all of this to make sure you and your family get enough help to continue living the way you did during the marriage, to the extent that this is possible.

Call 800-532-9985 or e-mail us for help with filing for spousal support and spousal maintenance, or for help filing upward or downward modifications in spousal maintenance.

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Blatchly & Simonson
3 Academy Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

Toll Free: 800-532-9985
Phone: 845-419-3629
Fax: 845-255-2627
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