Calculate And Negotiate To Pay Or Receive Child Support
While divorcing or separating parents may disagree on many issues, all parties can agree that the needs of the child must be provided for. To what extent each parent fulfills that duty is determined by the child custody and support arrangements.
At The Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC, attorney Kamelia “Mia” Poppe, Esq., provides legal guidance and advocacy in child support matters for clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area. She is dedicated to protecting the best interests of the children in child custody cases and ensuring that child support amounts are appropriate.
About Child Support In New York
In New York, child support is determined by guidelines that take into account a number of factors, including:
- The number of children that need support
- The number of children that the paying parent will be supporting
- The income of each parent
- Annual child care expenses
- Alimony arrangements
Whether you have legal or physical custody of the child, it is important that your rights are protected and that the other parent fulfills their obligations.
Mia can assist you with all of the legal details involved in determining child support. She can clarify complex issues such as how to impute income – that is, how to determine a legally assumed income level for a parent regardless of whether they earn that much or not.
She also handles child support modifications and enforcement cases. Bring her your concerns and discuss options and strategies.
Use The State’s Calculator As A Starting Point
Follow this link to access the New York State Child Support Calculator. Regardless of whether you expect to receive or pay child support, work with Mia to interpret the requirements for calculation, which will provide a starting point for fine-tuning through negotiations if necessary.
Get A New York City Lawyer
Arrange for an initial consultation with an experienced New York City family law attorney to discuss your child support and custody concerns.