Category Archives: Family Law

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 […]

Child Support Components

Child Support Components

Ordered to pay child support, and want to know what that includes? Contact Attorney Michael Schmitt for strong legal knowledge of 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 must […]

Modifying Child Support Payments

Modifying Child Support Payments

If there has been a sudden change in your ability to provide child support, you may be wondering what your options are. Modifying child support payments is possible, but it is not necessarily simple. Here is what you need to know. Can Child Support Payments Change? It’s not uncommon for child support amounts to change […]

Common Worries During Divorce

Common Worries During Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, it’s natural to have a lot on your mind. An experienced family law attorney can help ease your stress. If you are experiencing any of the following common worries during divorce, please contact our office to arrange a consultation. Custody During a Pending Divorce A common worry among […]

Child Support Complications

Child Support Complications

Coming to an agreement about child support can be challenging. Things may be further complicated by unexpected issues such as job loss, or your child moving out. Here are some common child support issues. Child Support Complications | My Child Moved Out Sometimes a child will no longer live with either parent while one parent […]

Obligations as an Unmarried Parent

Obligations as an Unmarried Parent

Do you have questions about your legal rights and obligations as an unmarried parent? Our Rochester family law attorneys can help. If you need an attorney’s advice about your rights and obligations as an unmarried parent, contact experienced Rochester Family Law Attorney Michael D. Schmitt. We advise and represent mothers and fathers on aspects of paternity under […]

Two Types of Protective Orders

Two Types of Protective Orders

Learn about the two types of protective orders in New York State by reading this article. Our Rochester family law attorneys are ready to help. When a toxic relationship goes unchecked, it can sometimes devolve into something dangerous. If you fear for your safety when around a family member or significant other, you need to […]