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Helping ensure people pay and receive the proper child support

Parents in New York have many obligations as they raise their children. They need to ensure that they are fed, have a home, have medical insurance, are cared for while they work, decide which extracurricular activities they will participate in and many other obligations. These obligations are present whether the parents are married, divorced or never married in the first place. These obligations also cost money and it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure these obligations are paid for in a timely fashion.

While parents are together the financial responsibility is simply shared and it is easy to figure out how the obligations will be paid. However, when parents separate, it can be easy for the financial obligations to fall on the custodial parent since they have the children the majority of the time. So, to ensure that both parents are providing financially for the children, the non-custodial parent is usually ordered to pay child support to the custodial parent.

The amount of that child support is determined by the Child Support Standards Act. Generally, the amount is a percentage of the non-custodial parent's income. That percentage depends on how many children the parents have together. While this may seem straightforward, it can be a complicated process.

This starts with determining a parent's income. Not every parent simply works for a company and receives a W-2 at the end of the year, so determining a person's actual income can be tricky. Also, in certain circumstances, people are able to deviate from the guideline child support amount based on their unique circumstances.

There are many parents who pay child support in New York or are currently going through the process of setting child support. The ultimate amount of child support a parent pays depends on their unique circumstances and it is important for both the parent paying and the parent receiving that the proper amount of child support is ordered. At Carton & Rosoff, we have handled many child support matters. For more information on how we handle these types of cases, please visit our child support page on our website.

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