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 very simple in some cases; 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
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.