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A New York Divorce Attorney's Thoughts on NY Matrimonial and Family Law
Marc Rapaport has 19 years of experience handling New York family law matters. Marc is the founder and principal of Rapaport Law Firm PLLC, a matrimonial law firm in Manhattan's Empire State Building. We hope that this blog provides you with an informative discussion of New York family law. If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in New York City, call for a free telephone consultation: ph (212) 382-1600.
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February 14, 2013

NEW YORK APPELLATE COURT REVERSES ABSURD FAMILY COURT CHILD SUPPORT ORDER


Posted by Marc Rapaport

Many New York divorce lawyers will tell you that in the rough and tumble world of New York courts, the Family Courts are among the roughest.  Unlike the Supreme Courts (equivalent to "superior" courts in other states), which decide divorce cases, the Family Courts are where unmarried (and oftentimes indigent) parents try to get their child support, custody, and other family law disputes resolved.  I use the word "try" because the Family Courts do not always carry out their statutory responsibilities.



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February 05, 2013

TOUGH LUCK REDUX: DECISION BY SECOND DEPARTMENT OVERTURNS TRIAL COURT AND REJECTS DOWNWARD MODIFICATION FOR FATHER WHO LOST HIS BUSINESS


Posted by Marc Rapaport

Although 2013 has barely begun, there are clear signs that this will not be a good year for New York fathers trying to lower their child support obligations.   Last week, I discussed a recent decision issued by New York's Fourth Department that rejected a father's request for downward modification of child support based on his loss of employment.  The Fourth Department upheld the trial court's determination that reduction of support was unwarranted because the father was responsible for his loss of employment and there was insufficient evidence of the father's efforts to find a new job.



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MARC RAPAPORT IS A NEW YORK DIVORCE ATTORNEY WITH MORE THAN 18 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. HE IS A CONTRIBUTOR TO NEW YORK MAGAZINE'S "ASK THE EXPERTS" COLUMN, AND HE REGULARLY APPEARS IN THE LOCAL AND NATIONAL MEDIA REGARDING NY DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW. IF YOU ARE FACING DIVORCE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU RETAIN AN EXPERIENCED NY DIVORCE LAWYER. FOR AN APPOINTMENT, CALL THE RAPAPORT LAW FIRM TODAY: (212) 382-1600 or EMAIL MR. RAPAPORT.
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