Are you facing a child support issue in Rochester or the Monroe County area? Do you have questions about how child support is calculated or how to get the financial support your child needs? Rochester family law attorney Aaron M. Gavenda, Esq. is here to help you navigate this complicated process.
Our firm can help with any of your divorce, child custody, and child support matters, including child support enforcement and modifications. We can also help if you need to establish or contest paternity in order to pursue or challenge child support obligations. In or out of court, we're here to help!
NY Child Support Calculations
The New York State Office of Child Support provides guidelines to determine how much child support will be ordered. The amount is typically calculated using a set formula, based on the parents' combined income, the custody arrangement, and the number of children in need of support.
Let's take a closer look at the main factors that influence child support in New York:
- Each parent's net income. This may include salaries, bonuses, commissions, and other sources of income each parent receives, minus certain taxes. If one parent makes more than the other, they would be responsible for more of the overall child support amount.
- The number of children. Child support will be determined based on the number of children. As of 2023, the child support amount for 1 child is 17% of the parents' combined net income. For 2 children, it is 25%. For 3 children, the total amount is 29%. For 4 children, the amount increases to 31%; for 5 children, the total amount is no less than 35%.
- The custody arrangement. If one parent has sole custody, the other parent would be responsible for paying their child support amount to the custodial parent. If parents share custody, the lesser-earning parent may still be eligible for child support payments.
Because each case is different and there are many factors at play, it is best to talk to an attorney about the amount of child support you may be entitled to receive or required to pay.
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Your child's well-being and your financial stability are our top priorities. We understand that child support issues can be stressful and complicated. Let our firm help you navigate the legal process and put your mind at ease by giving you knowledgeable insight, guidance, and support.
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