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.
How Manhattan based divorce attorney Ingrid Gherman can help you:
As a New York child custody lawyer also handling issues of child support and visitation, Ingrid Gherman understands that this is often the most disputed in a divorce with deep emotional and monetary impact on all parties. She understands that it is the duty of an attorney dealing with child custody and visitation matters in NY to always fight for what is in the best interest of the children and that this is the basis on which New York courts determine how child custody, support, and visitation are granted. These issues are often them most controversial component of a divorce and Ingrid Gherman, a highly experienced lawyer in matters of child custody, support, and visitation, knows how to help her client who is dealing with these issues. In cases such as these, a child custody lawyer must also understand that the courts in New York City will often appoint a law guardian if there is a disagreement between the divorcing parents on issues of child custody or visitation. It is therefore essential that a NY divorce and child custody lawyer understand the rules governing law guardians in New York State and how to negotiate for the most effective child custody and visitation schedule for her client. She will take the time to discuss with her client the factors for New York courts determining child custody award so as to fashion a legal strategy that will bring a result that will win her client’s rights and also an outcome that is in the best interest of the child or children.
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