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Child Support

Contact a Compassionate Buffalo Divorce Lawyer Now

When facing a complex 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 a divorce involving high assets and child support is a concern of yours, then 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? Contact the firm today to request a case evaluation.

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