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New York Lawyers Represent Clients in Child Support Matters

Established White Plains firm assists parents throughout the Hudson Valley

New York law mandates that fathers and mothers regardless of their marital situation must give financial support to their children at least until they reach age 21. When one parent does not have primary residential custody of their son or daughter, a child support order is enacted to set an appropriate payment schedule. While most people don’t question the moral and legal obligation that applies in these cases, disagreements often erupt over the accuracy of reported financial information, modification requests and the alleged failure to make full, timely payments. For these concerns and others, Carton & Rosoff PC in White Plains delivers comprehensive advice and advocacy so that parents and children can move forward with the support they deserve.

Insightful attorneys provide sound counsel on child support rates

With more than 50 years of combined experience representing clients in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, New York and Bronx counties, our family lawyers assist individuals on each aspect of the state’s child support rules, such as:

  • Who pays — Because parents with primary physical custody are presumed to pay for most everyday costs, noncustodial fathers and mothers are required to make child support payments.
  • Setting a rate — When the combined income of both parents is $148,000 or less, child support obligations are based on a percentage of the noncustodial parent’s income and the number of children he or she has. The contribution that the paying parent makes toward their son’s or daughter’s health insurance, childcare and educational costs is also tabulated. For situations where the combined income level exceeds $148,000, this formula can serve as a guideline, but other arrangements can always be made.
  • Termination — New York law, unlike the laws of some other states, provides for child support through the age of 21 unless a parent demonstrates that their son or daughter has established financial and/or legal independence. Of course, many young adults are still in college when they reach that age, so our firm can attempt to negotiate an agreement covering education costs.

We are always cognizant of financial pressures faced by custodial and noncustodial parents and work to eliminate needless disagreements and offer cost-effective legal fees.

Thorough family litigators handle modification and enforcement proceedings

Child support orders have the force of law and can subject violators to significant punishments from the Division of Child Support Enforcement, including wage withholding and the loss of a driver or professional license. Even a dispute over child custody or visitation terms does not justify a refusal to abide by a child support order. If you did not receive the full amount you were supposed to or are facing an unwarranted delinquency allegation, it’s important to act quickly. We advocate on behalf of payment and recipient parents in all types of child support disputes. When a substantial change occurs in income or health that might alter the child support calculation, our lawyers advise parents on the feasibility of a modification action and seek appropriate changes.

Contact an effective New York child support lawyer to discuss your case

Carton & Rosoff PC assists parents in Westchester County and the surrounding areas in a full range of child support matters, including modification and enforcement actions. Please call 914-821-5907 or contact us online to schedule a conversation at our White Plains office.

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    150 Grand Street
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    White Plains, New York 10601
    Phone: 914-949-6700
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