Negotiating a fair settlement is in the best interest of your children
The Bombardo Law Office, P.C. offers more than 20 years of experience in New York divorce cases. I have a detailed knowledge of New York child support guidelines and how the court uses them to ensure that children of divorce are cared for properly. New York child support payments are based on the principle that a child has the right to be supported by both parents. A caregiver parent provides "in-kind" support: attention, instruction, guidance, and supervision. A parent who does not share equally in the caregiver role is expected to compensate by providing monetary support. Support payments are linked to your custody arrangements.
Which parent pays child support, and which one receives, is determined by the child custody arrangements. The noncustodial parent — the one who does not have physical custody of the child — pays child support to the parent with primary physical custody. If parents share physical custody, child support is awarded to the parent who has the physical custody the majority of the time. Again, it cannot be stressed enough that the parent's duty is to the child, not to the other parent. The fact that an ex-spouse is cashing the check may be a sore point, but it should not be an obstacle to maintaining a regular schedule of payments.
Divorce attorney in Syracuse, NY explains child support guidelines
In most cases, child support is calculated using the guidelines set forth in New York's Child Support Standards Act. Support is calculated by taking the combined income of both parents and multiplying by a percentage based on the number of children. From a basic amount of financial data, I can calculate the correct amount for your situation. It may seem very cut and dry, and certainly the state intends it to be, but on some occasions, spouses try to hide income. The more complex your tax filings are, the more vulnerable you may be to misreported income for child custody purposes, so it's helpful to have an experienced attorney questioning the data.
Links to child support information for New York State
For attentive client service, work with an experienced Syracuse child support lawyer
At the Bombardo Law Office, P.C., we make it our priority to deliver attentive service to our clients. For 20 years, I have worked as a child support lawyer in Syracuse. My in-depth knowledge of child support issues and the challenges you can encounter enables me to handle your child support matters effectively. Arrange a free consultation so we can discuss your concerns. Call 315.488.5544 or contact the firm online.