New York City Child Support Lawyer Martin Mohr Discusses How Child Support Is Calculated in New York

June 20, 2022 at 22:25

New York City child support lawyer Martin Mohr releases a new article (https://www.newyorkfamilylawgroup.com/practice-areas/child-support/) discussing how child support is usually calculated in New York. The lawyer mentions that child support can be a contentious matter during a divorce process. Ensuring the well-being of the child or children in the family should be a priority for both parents.

“Child support must be considered after child custody is determined. It can be difficult and stressful to determine fair and appropriate support for your children. There are specific laws in New York that govern child support. Even if one or both parents agree to make a deviation from the rules, documentation is required. Otherwise, it could be thrown out,” says the New York City child support lawyer.

New York City child support lawyer

The lawyer explains that New York usually uses a formula to calculate the percentage of the income a parent has to give to the custodial parent. This formula is outlined in the New York Child Support Standards Act.

For a combined income of up to $143,000, both parents are required to pay 17% of the child support. 25% for two children, 29% for three, 31% for four, and at least 35% for 5+ children. If the income of both parents exceeds $143,000, the court may deviate from the standards in the CSSA.

In the article, the lawyer says that typically, the non-custodial spouse will have to pay child support to the custodial parent. One spouse may be required to make child support payments to the other even if they have equal, joint physical custody.

According to attorney Mohr, “Even if your income isn't from work, it could still be there. New York's workers' compensation includes pensions, fellowships, and annuity payments. This income can be used for child support purposes. A court will calculate your payments if you have received disability, unemployment, social insurance, veterans, and retirement benefits. Public assistance is, however, not income. All public assistance received from the state is taken out of the total parental income.”

Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes the importance of having a skilled child support attorney when dealing with matters such as child support. A skilled lawyer may be able to help the parents understand their roles and responsibilities in the divorce and help them come to a favorable agreement.

About New York Family Law Group

New York Family Law Group is founded by attorneys Martin Mohr and Ethan Steward. Combined, the lawyers have over 30 years of experience in dealing with New York family laws. They aim to give their clients skilled representation and educate them about their rights while navigating the complicated terrains of family law-related matters. Contact them today at 718-293-1542 to schedule a consultation.

New York Family Law Group

910 Grand Concourse Suite 1F, The Bronx, NY 10451, United States

(718) 293-1542

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