New York Child Support Attorney

Family Lawyer Serving Long Island

Determining child support for parents who are seeking a separation agreement or divorce is typically carried out using a standard formula established in New York. This formula is actually very simple in some cases and can be resolved. However, in certain circumstances such as high net worth divorces or separations, an attorney is an absolute necessity in order to ensure that your position is well-represented and your financial future is safeguarded.

Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law is a welcoming New York divorce law firm that has been serving clients throughout Long Island for more than 35 years. With extensive experience in matrimonial and family law, our attorneys' support will be invaluable when unusual and complicated issues arise in regards to child custody, child support or modification of child support.

When you contact our firm for a consultation, you will meet personally with one of our attorneys. You will receive the professional and personalized attention that you need in order to have the best chance of reaching an outcome that is most beneficial to you and your children.

New York Child Support Child Calculations

In New York, child support is calculated for families with a combined parental income in the following manner (this may vary on a case per case basis, however):

Percentages of combined parental income:

17% - 1 child
25% - 2 children
29% - 3 children
31% - 4 children
35% - 5 or more children

Combined parental income is calculated after social security and New York City taxes. The court will use the most recently reported on your federal tax return. It is important to note that case law establishes the court's right to apply the percentages well in excess of $136,000 of combined parental income and the courts regularly do. How high they go varies from case to case, county to county and judge to judge. The courts consider the reasonable needs of the child or children in determining this issue.

Long Island Child Support Attorney

New York divorce lawyers at Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law offers aggressive representation to both mothers and fathers in a number of family law matters throughout all of New York, including in Queens, Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester County.