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Calculation Of Child Support

One fact is easy to lose sight of during a divorce, paternity or custody case: child support is for the child, not the parents. At Kelton & Teichner in Queens County and Nassau County, our lawyers take great care to see that your child gets the right amount of support, an amount that is fair and makes sense based on each parent's income and other factors.

The calculation is fairly straightforward. New York has statutes that dictate the percentage of the noncustodial parent's income that will be paid to the custodial parent in the form of support. However, there may also be add-ons, such as education and health care needs, which must be taken into consideration. Our Queens lawyers know what details need to be examined to ensure that everything is addressed properly.

Covering the costs of raising a child can be challenging. The attorneys at Kelton & Teichner are committed to finding fair child support solutions. To speak with an attorney about your situation, call us at 800-419-7751 or fill out our online contact form.

When Calculating Child Support, Accuracy Is Critical

With more than 30 years of family law experience, we know that calculating child support requires more than simply plugging in numbers and following the guidelines. Whether the parents are divorcing or resolving a custody or paternity dispute, we review each parent's income to make certain that the numbers are accurate. Is there hidden income? For example, if one parent gets a good salary, but also is provided a free apartment that is worth thousands of dollars, the value of that apartment should be included as income. These are the sort of details that our experienced Queens attorneys know not to overlook.

Modification of Child Support

If everyone's income stayed the same, payments would never need to change. In reality though, people lose jobs and get promoted. Incomes change. Custody arrangements may change. Support payments should change to reflect those changes. Modification may also be necessary in the event of unexpected expenses related to school or health care. If you need assistance increasing or decreasing child support payments, we can help.

Contact a New York Support Modification Attorney for a Free Consultation

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