Attorney Joanne Haelen

Child Support Not Mandatory

A per curiam ruling by the 3rd Department, Appellate Division has determined that child support need not be paid by a parent, if the child’s needs are otherwise being met. The new ruling issued under the supervision of lesbian Judge Elizabeth A. Garry nullifies the state law that requires support payments and invokes penalties including incarceration for failure to pay. In the recent ruling, the… Read More »Child Support Not Mandatory