Rochester Child Support Attorney
Understanding Child Support Under New York State Law
Rochester Child Support Attorney Michael D. Schmitt advises clients on both sides of a child support dispute regarding, rights and obligations in divorce, separation or paternity proceedings. To learn how state law provides for the calculation of child support payments in your situation, contact experienced Rochester Child Support Attorney Michael Schmitt for a free consultation.
Rochester Child Support Attorney Skillfully Handling Child Support Matters in Rochester, NY
The basic child obligation is determined through the New York Child Support Guidelines, which provides a formula based on both parents’ adjusted gross Income. A fixed percentage of the noncustodial parent’s adjusted income serves as the base for the child support payment, with the exact percentage varying by the number of children to be supported. Child support is expressed as a dollar amount, together with a share of day care expenses and a portion of unreimbursed medical expenses.
In many cases, the guidelines amount will represent the actual child support to be paid or received. Our Rochester Child Support Attorney will let you know whether any special circumstances might justify an upward or downward adjustment in child support in your case. A judge can adjust the obligation in either direction, but needs specific reasons to do so.
Until very recently, New York child support obligations were determined on adjusted gross income up to $80,000. The upper limit of income has been raised to $130,000. For many people paying or receiving child support limited under the old income limit, there’s a good chance you’ll be entitled to receive increased child support, or that you’ll be asked to make a bigger payment. Our experience with either side of child support modification issues can give you an advantage toward understanding the impact of the new Income limits.
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If you are you dealing with a child support matter in New York, contact experienced Rochester Child Support Attorney Michael Schmitt for a free consultation.