Child support in New York is based on the combined income of both parents and how many children a parent is responsible for supporting. The amount a parent is required to pay to support a child is 17% of the combined income of the parents for one child, 25% for two children and 29% for three children. If the income is very high, the court can set a lower percentage.
If necessary, the court can set aside a portion of the parents' joint or separate assets in a separate trust or fund for the support and education of the child.
Yes, it can be modified if there has been a change in financial circumstances, such changes are:
If you are seeking to establish child support, it may be wise to speak with an experienced family lawyer. Consulting with a New York family lawyer can help you understand your options and help you deal with the complicated legal system. A qualified New York lawyer can provided you more information if there is a legal basis for your case.
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