Paul Matthews

Paul W. Matthews, J.D., M.B.A., has been a trial lawyer and appellate lawyer for over 25 years. He currently resides in New York City.

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Will My New York Child Support Be Reduced Because I Have Other Children?

You may have been served with a child support petition, and you want to know if the New York courts will take into consideration your other child or children in setting a child support order. Unfortunately, the answer to this question can be quite complicated, depending upon your particular situation. Alternatively, you may have an …

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Do I Have To Pay Child Care Expenses On Top Of Child Support?

I am a New York attorney who has many years of experience handling different types of child support cases. My services also include handling child custody and order of protection cases. This article is intended to provide you with some basic information and possibly answer some questions about child support laws in New York State …

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How To Get Downward Modification Of A Child Support Order In The NY Family Court

There are two types of child support modification cases. A downward modification is when the payor (who is usually a non-custodial parent) wants to reduce the amount of child support payments. An Upward modification is when the payee ( usually the custodial parent) seeks to increase the amount of a child support payments. In both …

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Understanding Income Caps in New York Child Support

How Child Support Is Calculated in New York All states are required, under federal law, to use mathematical formulas as guidelines for determining the amount of child support payments, however the states are allowed some discretion in setting their own guidelines. In New York State, the amount of child support payments are determine by calculation …

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