Child Support

New York child support laws mandate that a parent is responsible for the financial support of their children until a child reaches 21 years of age. The non-custodial parent is required to pay child support to the custodial parent or to the person who is taking care of the child.

At the beginning of each New York child support case, each parent is required to submit a Statement of Net Worth to the court, which is a form listing all of a person’s financial information, including income and expenses. Under child support laws in New York, support payments are based on combined parental net income. Child support in New York is a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s net income. For one child, it is seventeen percent. Two children, twenty five percent, three children, twenty nine percent, four children, thirty one percent, and for five children or more children, no less than thirty five percent. From the combined basic child support as calculated above, each parent’s share is prorated in the same proportion as each parent’s income is to the combined parental income. This final calculation determines how much a non-custodial parent will be required to pay the custodial parent in child support. However, the court has the option of not following the guidelines if evidence is shown that doing so would cause an undue hardship under the circumstances.

Contact a Knowledgeable Rochester New York Child Support Lawyer

As a skilled divorce and family law firm, we understand that parents confronted with child support litigation need a knowledgeable New York child support attorney to help them navigate complex New York child support laws, and ensure support arrangements are fair and reasonable under the circumstances. For quality representation at reasonable rates, in the Greater Rochester Area of New York, contact the Law Office of Emanuel N. Mouganis, we are standing by to help you and use our experience to effectively represent you.