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The Supreme Court Rules on Child Support Issues

By Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.  Feb. 21, 2012 11:08a

Last year in a case labeled the “deadbeat dad”, the Supreme Court made a ruling concerning a father who was not allowed free legal representation when found in contempt of court for not paying child support. The man was found to be in contempt several times, owed approximately $6,000 in payments, and wound up in jail for 12 months. He had no money and no job, making it impossible to pay the child support arrears. The Court ruled that individuals who do not pay child support are not entitled to free legal representation. The Court further stated that such individuals cannot be sent to prison for child support failure without being given the opportunity to show evidence of their financial status. If the courts determine that they have the means to make child support but are simply refusing to pay, they are then liable for prison.

The above case points up the complex factors that are part of being a divorced father in today’s tough economic times. Getting fair treatment in such divorce and family law issues as child custody, visitation, and child support can sometimes prove to be a difficult task. Selecting an experienced, skilled, and dedicated attorney to handle your case may be one of the most important decisions you make as a father, impacting your life for years to come.

A New York Fathers’ Rights Attorney Can Help

Bias against fathers in divorce, custody, and child support issues have been a part of the legal process in the past. That bias is changing as fathers’ rights have become a prominent issue. If you are a father who needs staunch legal representation to ensure that bias does not enter the picture when it comes to resolving legal matters over your child, you will find it at the law firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates, serving the greater New York City area.

As a seasoned New York fathers’ rights lawyer, Attorney Brian Perskin has more than 20 years of experience. He and his legal team have handled every kind of fathers’ rights issue through the courts and are prepared to ensure that your parental rights are protected and advanced.

Contact the New York fathers’ rights attorney at the firm for capable legal counsel concerning your children today.

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