NY Family Law: Child Care Costs and Child Support

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Parents have an obligation to support their children. In addition to basic child support, which is determined by a formula in accordance with the Child Support Standards Act, “add-ons” are other obligated expenses provided for in New York’s Domestic Relations Law, including unreimbursed health care (DRL 240 1-b(c)(5)(v)), child care (DRL 240 1-b(c)(4)) and educational expenses (DRL 240 1-b(c)(7)). Child …

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Five Years? How’d That Happen? Happy Five Year Anniversary to Rincker Law

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Time flies when you’re having fun, right?  Last month, Rincker Law (and this blog) celebrated its Five Year Anniversary.  Seems like just yesterday that I was writing this blog celebrating four years of my business (see my first, second, and third anniversary posts).  The highlights of my fifth year in business have been writing my *first* book, being an Adjunct …

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A Few of the Many Reasons Why I Support Divorce Mediation

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I’m a divorce lawyer and mediator.  As a lawyer, I handle both contested and uncontested divorce.  A “contested” divorce just means that 1 or both parties seek court intervention.  An “uncontested” divorce means that the parties were able to reach a settlement agreement without seeking court intervention.  In either context, couples can decide to use a mediator.  Here are a …

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Mediating the Divorce Involving Livestock and Pets

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I recently co-authored an article on divorce mediation with companion and farm animals along with Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton that was published in the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation‘s quarterly publication.  You can find the history of The Report online here.   I posted the article on my JD Supra page. I am a trained divorce mediator and am …

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Completion of Community Mediation Apprenticeship

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As I noted in this post, I have been participating in the New York Peace Institute’s Community Mediation Apprenticeship Program.  I started my journey in December 2011 by completing the 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training.  I then started the 13 – week classroom portion of the apprenticeship in January 2012.  New York Peace Institute has strict standards for its apprenticeship program …

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Three Years and the Fun Keeps Coming…

Rincker Law Alternative Dispute Resolution, Awards and Honors, Conferences and Meetings, Food & Ag Law, Food & Ag Organizations, Fridays with Cari, Interviews, Mediation services, Rincker Law Events, Rincker Law services, Seminars, Social Media and Technology, Speaking Engagements, Video Conferencing, Webinars 2 Comments

Happy Third Year Anniversary to this blog!  Seems like just yesterday I was writing this second year anniversary post.  Time flies when you are having fun!  It’s been an exciting third year of this blog.  Here are a few highlights: 1.  This law blog (“blawg”) made the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) Top 100 Blawg list.  Nominations for 2012 are right …

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Growing Mediation Practice

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Part of the reason why Rincker Law, PLLC moved last week is due to my expanding mediation practice.  Not only have I completed the 40-Hour Basic Training and Divorce Mediation Training with the New York Peace Institute but I am a R. 1:40 qualified mediator for the Civil, General Equity and Probate Cases and Civil Presumptive Mediation Program Roster in New …

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