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Access Justice Brooklyn offers free CLE course on basics of child support

March 21, 2023 Robert Abruzzese
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BROOKLYN — On Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom, Access Justice Brooklyn will present a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on the Basics of Child Support.

The course will be taught by Joanne Reece, Family Law Staff Attorney. The CLE will provide a basic overview of litigating child support in Family Court, including obtaining an order, modification of orders, and enforcement of orders.

Obtaining an order refers to the legal process of securing a court order for child support payments from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. This order outlines the amount and frequency of payments to be made.

Modification of orders may become necessary if there is a significant change in the financial or personal circumstances of either parent, such as a job loss, a significant increase in income, or a change in custody arrangements. A modification request can be made to adjust the amount of child support paid.

Enforcement of orders refers to the legal process of ensuring that child support payments are made as ordered by the court. If a non-custodial parent fails to make child support payments, the custodial parent can file a petition with the court to enforce the order. This can result in various actions, such as wage garnishment or the seizing of tax refunds.

The course is completely free for those who accept one family law matter from Access Justice Brooklyn before November 1, 2023. Experienced attorneys who take a pro bono case can receive additional CLE credit for every two hours of eligible pro bono service. For those who do not wish to take a pro bono referral, the cost to register for the course is $50.

Access Justice Brooklyn is an organization that provides pro bono legal services and community education to those in need. Its goal is to help ensure a more accessible legal system and an equitable Brooklyn.


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