Child Support

No Discovery in a Post Judgment Family Law Dispute Without a Meaningful Change in Circumstances

Apr 30, 2014

In the New Jersey post judgment family law litigation matter of Bonfrancesco vs. Bonfrancesco, 20-2-3434, the plaintiff appealed an order of the Family Part, arguing that the motion judge erred by: (1) refusing to compel defendant to produce her income tax returns for three years ;(2) permitting discovery concerning his retirement benefits;(3) suggesting that defendant […]

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As a divorced father, am I legally obligated to a child support while he is attending college?

Dec 12, 2013

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 1910.19 a parent may seek termination of their child support obligation based on their child reaching the age of eighteen (18) or graduating from high school. Pennsylvania does not require that child support obligations continue when the child has reached the age of eighteen (18) and is attending […]

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Legal Definition of Income

Nov 26, 2013

In the child support case of Duren vs. Kageos, PICS Case No. 13-3027, CCP Berks County, PA, the Honorable Mary Ann Ullman reaffirmed that Pennsylvania support law required a parent to report any and all income of any sort to Domestic Relations for child support, that such reporting was “a legal requirement and not a […]

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Child Attending College is Not Emancipated

Nov 14, 2013

In the New Jersey Appellate Case of Tobasco v. Tobasco, 20-2-1523 App. Div., the Appellate Panel affirmed a trial court order finding the judge appropriately recognized that the husband had again failed to demonstrate an inability to earn income to the Property Settlement Agreement’s (PSA) stipulated level and again failed to demonstrate the parties’ oldest […]

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Unemancipated Child Attending College

Nov 04, 2013

In the New Jersey Family Law case of Gartenberg v. Gartenberg, App. Div. 20-2-1516 the Defendant appealed from an order denying his application to reduce child support based on his youngest child residing away from plaintiff’s home at college. Defendant argued that the motion judge erred in reading the Property Settlement Agreement (PSA) to preclude […]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Hear if Tuition for Adult Kids is Child Support

Oct 15, 2013

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear argument on whether or not college payments for adult children can be used as a credit to offset future child-support payments owned to minor children. The justices said they will hear argument in Mickman v. Mickman, which involves a dispute over whether a trial court properly assessed […]

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