Questions About Child Support Agreements
If you and your family are going through the process of divorce, you may have several questions about child support agreements. Our experienced Rochester family law attorneys are here to guide you through this difficult time and will be sure to do what is best for you and your family. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Questions About Child Support Agreements | How Do Courts Decide Visitation?
When deciding visitation schedules, the courts will look into the best interests of the child, first and foremost. When making their decision, they will review who is best fit to take care of the child, who can meet the child’s needs, and the time each parent is able to spend with their child.
Questions About Child Support Agreements | How Do I Determine Child Support?
In New York State, child support payments are based on your income and the number of children you have. You will generally be charged 17% of your gross income for one child, 25% for two children, and 29% for three. If you have multiple child support orders, the courts will also take these into consideration.
Questions About Child Support Agreements | Can Child Support Payments Change?
Your child support payments will be reviewed every three years. An arrangement can be changed if your income (or your spouse’s income) has increased or decreased by 15%. A court will only modify a child support arrangement if there is a dramatic change in your (or your spouse’s) life circumstances. Modifications can also be made if both parties mutually agree to it.
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If you have any further questions about child support agreements, please contact Michael D. Schmitt, Esq., Attorney at Law to arrange a free consultation. Let our experience work for you.