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Law Offices Of David Bliven
Law Offices Of David Bliven
  • White Plains Office 19 Court Street
    Suite 206
    White Plains, 10601
  • Bronx Office 3190 Riverdale Avenue
    Suite 1
    Bronx, NY 10463

General Blog

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: July 29, 2022

Q: "I get my daughter every other weekend and I pay the mom child support. I only get enough to pay child support and my bills. My daughter likes to go out on weekends and I don’t have extra money after paying child support. I asked her mom to send her with money during the visit and she said it’s…Read More

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: July 28, 2022

Q: "My son’s mother let me get our son for the summer. I live in Louisiana, and while he’s been here he’s been telling my wife and I how he needs to be on the look out for robbers and he needs a knife for high school (he lives in Yonkers). His grandfather has been to jail for stabbing someone.…Read More

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: July 28, 2022

Q: "Starting to look up info on divorce. Husband already has a girlfriend. We have two children together who are minors..." A: "There is no "morality clause" - meaning a standard clause of that sort inserted into agreements or orders. This issue is fact-specific, as it depends on a host of issues: the ages of the children, whether the girlfriend…Read More

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: July 11, 2022

Q: "If someone wants to marry me but they owe child support, do I become responsible for there child support then?" A: "No, not necessarily. Your income would generally only come into play in his support case if you were supporting him (i.e., he wasn't working). Further, if you co-own property or assets, and he violates a support order &…Read More

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: June 27, 2022

Q: "My ex-wife and I had a settlement for child support on our divorce. It was for the then mortgage. She then refinanced the house to a lower payment, which didn't seem right to me, so I didn't pay, she then took me for state child support. The state's mandate was less than the divorce's mandate, so she took me…Read More

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: June 13, 2022

Q: Is it legal to audio record my husband interacting with my kid in our own NY kitchen ? I was told by my divorce lawyer YES for custody case /to prove parental alienation? A: The answer is (most likely) yes - New York is a 1-party consent state. This means you may record - even secretly - any conversation…Read More

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: May 11, 2022

Q: "My ex only has residential custody but we have joint custody and he has been lying and not disclosing apparently for the past 4 years we've been in court that my son allegedly has ADHD and other medical issues AND he has been giving him medication WITHOUT my knowledge, also had very serious behavioral issues in school. He hadn't…Read More

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: May 11, 2022

Q: "Father and I are currently in court for custody- no final agreement as yet. What is the appropriate sleeping arrangements for my 5 year old son when he’s with his father? The father lives in a 1 bedroom apartment with the living room and kitchen combined. Although my son has his own bed, whenever his girlfriend is over, my son’s…Read More

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: May 10, 2022

Q:  "We currently have a custody case in the courts of Westchester NY, with the preliminary hearing taking place August 2022. To mitigate unnecessary issues, I shared my son's ipad information with his dad for him to call him directly, and that he can contact me directly to do wellbeing checks and ask questions about his emotional, mental and psychical…Read More

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: April 22, 2022

Q: "I got divorced in Dominican Republic but none of us went there. We were married in NY but when we got divorced we were living in Florida. I moved back to NY and he stayed in Florida and he lives in a house that we both bought while we were married.. Now people are telling me I'm not divorced…Read More

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