Determining Child Support
While child support is often calculated through a predetermined percentage,
there is much that a lawyer can do to help you reach a child support amount
that is best for you and your child. By having experience and knowledge
regarding New York child support law, an experienced lawyer may be able
to influence what percentage is enforced.
Contact a Westchester County divorce attorney today if you are going through a
divorce or are executing a
separation agreement and need to resolve any matters involving child support. Our team of lawyers
has over 30 years of legal experience and is fully committed to providing
exceptional representation through the life of your case. We represents
clients throughout Westchester County, New York.
Child Support in Westchester County
Particular child support amounts will vary depending upon the jurisdiction
as well as the particular case. Generally speaking, the court will apply
a percentage in order to calculate child support that should be paid by
the non-custodial parent. While there are often set percentages for cases
involving a combined parental income of below $136,000, percentages may
also apply in cases involving higher income levels.
Combined parental income is determined by taking the parents' income
from their most recent income tax return and then deducting certain required
items, including social security and New York City tax, if applicable.
In general the child support percentage then calculated will vary depending
upon the number of children as well as the jurisdiction.
Divorce Attorney Serving Westchester County, NY
With our extensive legal experience and familiarity with Westchester County
child custody matters in particular, we are more than qualified to help
you with your legal matter. At our firm, we understand just how important
this matter is to you and to your children. As such, we will fight to
assert your rights every step of the way.
If you need legal assistance with a child support matter in Westchester County,
contact a Westchester County child support attorney today!