In New York, a parent has a legal obligation to support their child until the child reaches 21 years of age, unless the child is emancipated as defined by NY statute. Child support also includes providing medical and education expenses. The custodial parent may seek child support from the non custodial parent, either in Supreme Court or the Family Court. There is a law in NY State that sets forth the amount of child support that is to be paid, based upon the parties income, either as set forth in their most recent filed tax return or imputed income, if circumstances warrant it. Since the amount of child support ordered to be paid is not simply based on a formula, but involves other factors and if over a set amount income is subject to the discretion of the court it is critical to have a law firm that is experienced and qualified to help you such as The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky.
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How To Get Child Support In New York
The child support program in New York provides custodial parents with assistance in obtaining financial support and health insurance coverage for their children. This is done by establishing parentage, support orders, and collecting & distributing child support payments. These payments are meant to help with educational expenses, living expenses and any care that the child may need.
The custodial parent may seek child support from the noncustodial parent, either in Supreme Court or the Family Court. There is a law in New York State that establishes the presumptive child support to be paid and is based upon the parties gross income, less certain deductions. This is determined by their most recent filed tax return or imputed income, if circumstances warrant it.
How Child Support Is Decided
The Law Offices of Karl Brodzansky helps clients determine child support to ensure that the best interests of the child are protected. The legal team helps clients through the court procedures and with modifications to or enforcements of child support arrangements. New York child support laws can be complex, which is why the firm is prepared to help you!
Under the state's child support laws, child support payments are based on both parents' combined income. Each parent is required to submit a statement of net worth to the court, which lists the person's financial information in detail.
The amount of support will be decided based on the following percentages:
One child - 17%
Two children - 25%
Three children - 29%
Four children - 31%
Five or more children - at least 35%
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