Four Questions About Child Support
If you and your family are going through the process of divorce, we want you to know that our experienced and compassionate Rochester family law attorneys are here to guide you every step of the way. Here are four questions about child support that are commonly asked by our clients. Contact Michael D. Schmitt, Esq., Attorney at Law to learn more information.
How Is Child Support Determined?
We are often asked how the courts or judge determine child support payments in New York State. The courts base child support on your income and the number of children you have. You will be generally charged 17% of your gross income for one child, 25% for two children, and 29% for three. If you have multiple child support orders, these will also be reviewed.
How Will Visitation Be Decided?
When deciding on a visitation schedule, the court will look at the best interest of the child. When making their decision, the court will review who can take care of the child best, who is best to serve the child, and the time allotted to each parent with the child.
Can Child Support Payments Be Modified?
Your child support payments will be reviewed every three years. Support can be changed if your income has gone up or down 15%. On top of this, you will have to prove that a modification in a support order is warranted.
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How Are Child Support Payments Received?
You can collect child support payments directly from the other parent, or from the Child Support Enforcement Unit. When you are awarded child support, you can decide how you are paid.
If you have any more questions about child support in New York State, contact experienced Rochester child support attorney Michael Schmitt to schedule a free consultation.