Contact a Compassionate Buffalo Divorce Lawyer Now
When facing a
divorce, one of the few things parents often still agree upon is wanting the best
for their children. Still, it is normal to have some anxiety when you
know that, in terms of finances, this determination will be made by the
court in the form of child support payments. There are standards that
judges and magistrates follow for these determinations, but they are also
allowed to diverge from those formulas how and when they see fit.
If you are about to go through divorce and child support is a concern of
The Rossi Law Firm invites you to contact them today. Their dedicated and experienced Buffalo
divorce lawyers are well-versed in the uncertainties that parents face
during this stressful time and have again and again secured them peace
of mind. No matter what special circumstances your child support determination
may call for, their firm can ensure that it is given proper consideration
before the law.
Don't face this time without the proven advocate you deserve. Call
the firm at (716) 854-5555 today.
How Child Support is Determined in New York
Our courts use the Child Support Standards Act to determine child support
in divorce cases. First, the court will collect all financial information
from each parent and combine both their incomes. It will then determine
a percentage of that total income based on how many children the couple has.
The percentages are as follows:
- For one child - 17%
- For two children - 25%
- For three children - 29%
- For four children - 31%
- For five or more children - 35% or more
Once this sum is determined, it is then proportionally split between the
two parents based on their income. Whatever portion is assigned to the
non-custodial parent is the amount the child support they must pay over
a 12-month period.
Fight for a Fair Determination
These are just the broad, mathematical strokes of determining child support
in New York. In every case, parents have the opportunity to bring to the
court's attention any circumstances they feel should affect a child
support determination and, in turn, the court has the power to stray from
the Child Support Standards Act as it sees fit. However, to ensure that
these circumstances are compellingly put forth, assertive and effective
counsel is needed.
Want to learn more about how The Rossi Law Firm can help navigate your
child support concerns? Fill out their
free case evaluation form now.