Category Archives: Family Law

Modifying Child Support

Modifying Child Support

Are you going through separation and have questions about modifying child support? Check out this article, then give our lawyers a call today. Child Support Components Many times as an experienced Rochester Child Support Lawyer, I am asked what is involved when it comes to paying child support. Along with a percentage of your income, you […]

Divorce Mediation Case Timeline

Divorce Mediation Case Timeline

Do you have questions about the divorce mediation case timeline in Rochester? Watch this video, then call Michael Schmitt for a free consultation. Question: How long does the mediation process take? Answer: We had a client ask the other day how long the process would take to get a divorce mediation in Rochester. Generally, it’s […]

Not Receiving Child Support

Not Receiving Child Support

Have you gone through the divorce process and not receiving child support? Check out this article for guidance, then give our Rochester office a call to get started. 1. Receiving Payments You can collect child support payments directly from the other parent, or from the Child Support Enforcement Unit. When you are awarded child support, […]

If Courts Favor the Mother

If Courts Favor the Mother

As an experienced Rochester Family Law Attorney, I am often asked by my male clients if courts favor the mother in terms of custody and support. The justice system does not favor the father or mother over one another. The courts will review both parents to decide the child’s best interest. Read Our Free Family […]

Family Law Guardian

Family Law Guardian

Check out this video about how the court uses a family law guardian during a child custody situation.  Call our office in Rochester for a free consultation. Many times as an experienced Rochester Family Law Attorney I am often asked what the role of a law guardian is for a child. A family law guardian for […]

Not Paying the Shared Medical Expenses

Not Paying the Shared Medical Expenses

Is your spouse not paying the shared medical expenses required for your child? Watch this video and call our Rochester divorce lawyer for guidance. Many times as a Rochester Child Support Attorney, I am asked what to do if a parent is not paying the shared medical expenses for their child. Along with child support, you […]

Law Guardian

Law Guardian

Are you going through a custody situation and need a law guardian for your child?  Check out this video and then contact experienced Rochester Family Law Attorney Michael Schmitt for knowledgeable advice. Many times as an experienced Rochester Family Law Attorney I am often asked what the role of a law guardian is for a […]

How the Courts Decide Visitation in Rochester

How the Courts Decide Visitation in Rochester

I am often asked as a child custody lawyer how the courts decide visitation in Rochester. Watch this video for more information. The court will look into the best interest of the child. The court will review: Who can take care of the child best. Who is best to serve the child. The time allotted […]

How Does NY State Calculate Child Support?

How Does NY State Calculate Child Support

One of the most popular questions I get from divorcing parents is, “how does NY state calculate child support?”  Watch this video by our experienced Rochester family law attorney and then call our office for legal guidance. Many times as an experienced Rochester Divorce Attorney, I am asked how the court system determines how much […]

Child Custody Throughout a Pending Divorce

Child Custody Throughout a Pending Divorce

I am frequently asked as a Rochester Divorce Attorney what is going to happen with child custody during a pending divorce. Watch this video, then call us. This is not an issue to address if you and your spouse are maintaining the same living arrangements. If you and your spouse live separately then an arrangement will […]