Child support stops when a child reaches the age of 21 or is earlier emancipated. The parents may agree to support their children beyond the age of 21, for example, until the children graduate from college.New York State Child Support Standards Act Guidelines: Child support in New York is calculated pursuant to the New York Child Support Standards Act ("CSSA") (Domestic Relations Law §240(1--b) and Family Court Act § 413(1)(b)).
guidelines contains tables which consider the gross incomes of both parents
and appropriate deductions. The "basic child support obligation"
is calculated by multiplying the "combined parental income"
by the appropriate "child support percentage." "Income"
is defined as "gross income as was or should have been reported on
the most recent federal income tax return" less deductions for social
security and New York City and Yonkers income taxes."
support percentage" is fixed as follows:
addition to ordering the payment of child support, the Court can order
the non-custodial parent to pay his\her pro rata share of the child's
future reasonable health care expenses not covered by insurance and the
reasonable child care expenses when the custodial parent is working or
attending school. The Court also has discretion to order the non-custodial
parent to pay the costs of present or future private, special or enriched
education for the children.
of Child Support in New York: Until each child is emancipated, the court has the power
to modify custody, visitation and child support in the event of a demonstrated
change in circumstances. The modification could result in a change of
custody or visitation, or an increase or decrease in the support obligation.
Remarriage of either parent does not automatically result in a change
of circumstances. In New York, a child is emancipated when he or she marries,
joins the armed services.
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Non-payment of Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act
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