How To Calculate Child Support In New York

No matter what happens between the parents, a child’s needs must be met. Both parents have a legal obligation to financially provide for their children, as determined by the New York Child Support Calculator. However, the statutory formula can create an unjust situation, and it can require a lot of skillful negotiation by a lawyer to help reach a figure that’s fair.

New York child support calculation is a nuanced process that attorney Mia Poppe at The Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC, excels in. Ms. Poppe has more than a decade of experience as a family law attorney in New York, and she has a fine grasp of the complex issues that can arise in any family law situation.

New York’s Child Support Calculator

The New York Child Support Calculator is accessible online. Typically, the noncustodial parent will pay the custodial parent support for the children. The child support guidelines in New York are based on a formula that takes into account the following:

  • The number of children the paying parent has to support
  • The combined gross income of the parents
  • Any special expenses related to the child’s care
  • Any alimony that is also being paid

Once these factors are determined, each parent’s proportional share of the basic child support obligation is determined by dividing their individual income by the total of the combined parental income.

How Is Child Support Calculated With Shared Custody?

A lot of parents get understandably confused about child support when they have joint custody. However, even when custody is shared 50/50, that doesn’t mean that child support is no longer an issue.

The complexity of a shared custody situation can lead to situations where the numbers hide the human side of the equation. But when NYC child support attorney Poppe is on your side, she will always keep your needs in mind.

Dedication And Relentless Advocacy

Attorney Poppe is a relentless advocate who will protect your child’s interests while taking a compassionate approach to your concerns. Reach out today by phone at 646-665-3903 or send an email to schedule an initial consultation.