How To Win Your Child Support Claim

Learn how to win your child support claim in this article we have put together. Contact our Rochester child support lawyer to schedule a consultation today.

How Courts Determine Child Support

  • How To Win Your Child Support ClaimThe courts base child support on your income and the amount 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.

Options to Collect Child Support

  • Child support can be paid parent to parent, or can be done through the Child Support Enforcement Unit.
  • The Child Support Enforcement Unit will garnish the wages and seize income of the parent if they fail to pay.

Support Payments Can Change

  • Your child support payments will be reviewed every three years.
  • Support can be changed if your income has gone up or down 15%.

Changing a Support Obligation

  • If your child has moved into your custody, you can request a change to child support.
  • A child must be living on their own, and must not be in school to have a child support obligation eliminated.

Support Modifications Based on Job Loss

  • You can modify your child support obligation based on job loss or change of custody with your child.
  • You will not be able to modify your child support order if you quit your job.
  • Your support order could be increased if your income is raised.

Are you going through a divorce and have children? Learn how to win your child support claim, then contact experienced Rochester Child Support Lawyer Michael Schmitt for a legal consultation and case evaluation.

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