Parents are obligated to support their children in the state of New York. When parents divorce, child support will be a factor that must be addressed in order to end the marriage. Many court battles are based on a difference of opinion on the amount of support that should be paid or received. The non-custodial parent often believes that because they see the child less, they should not have to pay so much support. The custodial parent feels entitled to a certain amount because they have the child more of the time and feel entitled to the support. When a couple goes to court over the issue, they will face a judge with very little knowledge of the situation. Though courts try to establish a clear picture of the marriage and family life of the people impacted by the case they are deciding on, they will never have the whole picture. When a couple can decide on matters outside of court, they can avoid the consequences of litigation while agreeing on terms that are easier to bear. If you are interested in resolving your issues outside of court through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative law and mediation, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger. With years of experience guiding couples through matrimony law, Ms. Schlesinger understands how to effectively and compassionately ease parents through the topic of child support.
Collaborative law, mediation, and child support
Child support can be an overwhelming topic for divorcing parents to address. Through collaborative law or mediation, parents have engaged in a process that sets aside emotions and allows for a constructive negotiation. Whether the parents choose collaboration or mediation, they are providing a good role model to their child or children with regards to a positive way to resolve disputes. With the help of collaborative attorneys or a mediator, parents will spend however long it takes to come to an agreement on a child support structure that limits the impact of the divorce on the child or children. Sometimes, the process can benefit from other experts, including financial specialists, divorce coaches, and child specialists. These professionals have the same goal; to end disputes in the most positive way. The financial specialist has an obligation to gather financial information and guide parties through the consequences and impact of their decisions. With regard to child support, these professionals will help the clients come to an amicable conclusion that works for them and benefits the child. When parents engage in either process, they are setting the tone for the future. They are starting the next chapter of their lives with a clear understanding that they can still work together as parents and lessen the impact on the child.
Contact a Rockland County collaborative attorney or mediator
If you are hoping to avoid a heated court battle over the topic of child support, you should contact Leslye M. Schlesinger. Ms. Schlesinger has been a legal resource for the people of Rockland and Westchester County regarding matrimony law for over 30 years. She focuses her attention on helping people willing to come together to address matters outside of court, avoiding litigation. If you are interested in the legal services of Leslye M. Schlesinger, contact her New City, New York law firm for a consultation.