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Paternity is required before receiving child support

Children in New York are born into different types of families. However, one thing is easy to determine at the time of a child's birth and that is the child's mother. Determining the child's father can be more difficult though as that is not immediately clear. There are different processes for doing this depending on the relationship of the parents. There is one process for determining paternity if the parents are married and a different one if the parents are unmarried at the time of the birth.

Calculating child support when a parent voluntarily quits a job

It is fairly common for parents in New York to not be together. This could be because they are divorced or because they were never married and ended their relationship. However, just because the relationship between the parents ended it does not mean that the parents' relationship with their children ends. They will always be their children's parents no matter how much they may not like the other parent. Being a parent includes providing love, affection and guidance and providing for the children's financial needs.

Parents can be required to pay child support for many years

When people get married and have children in New York generally they believe they will be together to raise the children. This means that they will share the responsibilities for guiding the children through life and providing for their financial needs. However, the reality is that some marriages end in divorce. Divorces can happen when the children are at any given age. It could be when they are young or it could be when they are about to graduate from high school or even from college.

Amounts deducted from income for child support

There are many things that parents provide for their children as they grow up. They provide love and emotional support, but also provide most of their children's financial support as well. In fact, parents are required to provide shelter, food and clothing to children until they are adults. Parents generally do this together when they are still married or living together, but when the couple is no longer together ensuring both parents provide can be more difficult, especially when one parent has the children more than the other.

Can courts deviate from the child support guidelines?

Parents in New York must care and provide for their children while they are minors. Some continue to provide for them after that age, but that is by their own choice rather than a legal obligation. As parents know, this obligation to care for their children can also be costly. Buying food, providing them with a home, buying clothes and other necessities can add up quickly. Then there are also medical costs, child care costs, extracurricular activities and other costs.

How to calculate basic child support in New York

There are many different things that people spend their money on in New York. Some of those things are necessities such as food, clothing and shelter. Other things are not necessities and people make choices on what non-necessities they spend their money on. This could be for vacations, a new car, a new TV, computer or other electronic and many other things. Another thing that people need to spend their money on is their children who need both necessities and extra costs as well.

How to register an out-of-state child support order in New York

Many people live in New York, but not everyone who lives in the state was born here or has lived here their entire lives. There are many things that can happen prior to moving here that will follow people wherever they go. One of these things is that if the person has children they will be with the parent as they move. That parent may also have obtained a child support order in a different state prior to moving. These orders are another thing that can follow the parent to New York as well.

Judicial enforcement procedures for child support

There are many parents in New York who have child support obligations. It is important to pay these court order child support obligations, but there are parents who fall behind in payments or choose not to pay for one reason or another. It could be because the parent lost their job or had another reason why their income was reduced permanently or temporarily. However, there are other parents who simply choose not to pay their child support because they do not think it is fair.

What counts as gross income when determining child support?

Parents in New York need to provide, at the very least, the basic necessities for their children. This includes food, clothing and shelter, but as most parents know there are many other costs that are associated with raising children as well. Therefore, the parents need to earn money in order to pay for everything. There are many different ways that people earn money though. The primary way is through employment, but people also earn money through investments, retirement accounts, social security benefits and other ways as well.

What basic child support covers and what expenses can be added on

Raising children in New York is not always an easy job. First and foremost parents have to make sure that their children's needs are met, but there are many other decisions they need to make as well. These include which medical providers they will go to, what schools they will attend, what sports and activities they will participate in, what religion they will be raised in as well as many other decisions. This is in addition to making sure their children are following the rules of the house and doing what is expected of them.

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