If you need an experienced divorce and family law attorney to protect your rights in a child support dispute, contact the Law Offices of Kristine M. Demo-Vazquez, P.C. Our law firm handles all aspects of child support disputes.
Our office can help you if:
- You are paying support.
- You are receiving support.
- Your spouse refused to pay support or is in arrears.
- You need to know more about your rights or obligations.
To speak about child support, child custody, visitation or other child-related disputes, contact our Rochester law office at 585-441-0216.
New York Child Support Laws
The New York child support guidelines are fairly straightforward, but they can be confusing to anyone who is not an experienced divorce and family law attorney.
It is assumed that both parents have a duty to provide for the welfare of their children. Therefore, child support in New York is determined by a mathematical formula that takes into account the income of both parents.
Unlike some states where the percentage of time a parent has with the child is a large factor in determining support, New York’s child support laws do not place a heavy emphasis on the parenting time of each parent. In limited cases where custody is 50-50, parenting time may play more of a factor in the court’s determination of child support. However, even in that case, the parent who earns more money will be liable for paying child support.
Speak With An Attorney
The best thing to do if you are involved in a child support proceeding is to speak with an attorney. An experienced family law attorney will know how to perform a guideline support calculation on your behalf and protect your rights.