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LEONARD M.WEINER, ESQ, Ph.D.
DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
206 East 38th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
(212) 370-1660

CHILD CUSTODY & CHILD SUPPORT

Question #31:


I have been divorced since 1991. My ex-husband was cheating and wanted the divorce, however I agreeed to take the blame on the divorce decree as the one who abandoned, not knowing at the time the consequences. My daughter is now 17 and he is trying to convince her to move in with him so he won't have to pay child support. My current salary will not suffice for me to survive. I am currently trying to finish my education and become self-sufficient. However, I owe money from not having sufficient income even with child support. He is an airline pilot making at least $200,000. /yr. Is there anything I can do? Also in my divorce decree it states that the decree is subject to change as deemed by the supreme court . Please notify me as to what I may be able to do.


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The key to your problem lies with your daughter. At age 17 the court will give great weight to the testimony of your daughter and will listen carefully to your daughter and will ask her where she prefers to reside and what is motivating her to change residences. It is important for you to convince your daughter that her best interest lies with her remaining residing with you.


Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions
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