Child Support

Child Support Attorney in New York City

Fighting for Your Best Interests

Child support is an issue that often arises during divorce proceedings in New York. If you are a parent who is seeking child support or a parent who is required to pay child support, you will likely want to seek the advice of a child support lawyer in New York City who can help you understand your rights and legal options.

At the Maryam Jahedi Law Firm P.C., we understand the difficulties that come with divorce and the impact they have on your children. While we understand that you may not be able to get all of the support you need from your ex, we will do our best to help you get the amount of support that is fair and corresponds to your children's needs.

Contact our child support attorney in New York City today to learn more about your options. Call (646) 798-7118 to get started.

How Is Child Support Calculated in New York?

In New York, the court will decide how much child support is needed based on the parents' incomes and the cost of raising a child. The court will also consider the total cost of raising the child and will take the spousal maintenance into consideration when determining the amount of support.

Child support is calculated according to the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA), which is the formula used to determine the amount of support needed.

Income Considerations

  • Income of both parents
  • Number of children
  • Tax consequences

Costs Considered

  • Health insurance
  • Daycare
  • Mortgage or rent
  • Food
  • Education
  • Clothing
  • Recreation
  • Travel
  • Lifestyle expenses

How Does Child Support Work in New York?

In New York, the non-custodial parent is legally required to pay child support until the child turns 18 years old or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. In addition, the court may order the non-custodial parent to continue to pay support if the child is enrolled in college.

Parents are legally responsible for providing for their children's needs. For many parents, this means that the custodial parent (the parent with primary custody) will have to work less and spend less time with the children in order to stay home and take care of them.

Contact Our Child Support Attorney in New York

Whether you are the custodial parent who needs child support or the non-custodial parent who is required to pay it, you may have questions about your rights and options. Our firm can help you understand your options and work with you to create a plan that will help you and your children. We can help you understand your options and work with you to create a plan that will help you and your children. We are here to help you with all your questions and concerns.

Contact us to get started on your case today.

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