While child custody and visitation disputes can be highly complex and contentious at times, a calculation of child support in New York is a fairly straightforward procedure in most cases, pursuant to statutory child support guidelines.
The child support guidelines create a presumptive amount of child support to be paid, but there are cases where a judge will deviate from the guidelines. As a result, it is critical for anyone involved in a divorce or support matter to have an experienced family law attorney working on his or her behalf who will perform a guideline support calculation and determine if there may be any basis for a deviation for the benefit of the client.
Calculation of Child Support in New York
The child support calculation will take into account the non-custodial parent’s gross income and the number of children. The court will also consider the custodial parent’s income. In cases where joint custody has resulted in a 50/50 split of parenting time, there are complex rules that apply.
At Brooke, Brady & Schopfer, LLP, our firm has been handling divorce and family lawcases for more than 30 years. We practice exclusively in divorce and family law cases and bring hard-earned perspective to each case we handle. We keep abreast of changes in the law and are knowledgeable about recent changes to New York recently enacted child support laws.
We can represent you in contested divorce, uncontested divorce, paternity or child support proceedings. We also handle enforcement and modification proceedings for parents who have been awarded child support payments and are not being paid support or for those who are paying support but require a modification.
To contact a lawyer at our firm about a child support issue, contact our law office in Poughkeepsie, New York. For assistance and to schedule a free initial consultation, call 845-454-2540 or contact us by e-mail.