Seeking Custody or Visitation as a Non-Biological, Non-Adoptive, Same-Sex Parent in the Absence of a Pre-Conception Agreement
Seeking custody or visitation as a non-biological, non-adoptive parent can feel like an insurmountable challenge, and make you feel as if you don’t have any rights. The Appellate Division, Second Department, however, recently affirmed an order from the Family Court, Nassau County (Judge Thomas A. Rademaker) giving standing to a same-sex, non-biological and non-adoptive parent seeking custody of and visitation with her non-biological children that were born during the couples’ marriage.
Under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), alimony payments that were previously tax deductible will no longer be for all post-2018 divorce agreements.
Despite the change in federal law, some states will allow alimony payments to be deductible for state income taxes. In New York, alimony payments are still deductible from New York State and City taxable income, even if a divorce agreement came after 2018.
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