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Staten Island Child Support Attorneys

When a couple divorces, one of the parents will have custody of the minor children. The person who receives custody is entitled to receive child support payments. In New York state, non-custodial parents are obligated to pay child support until the age of 21. Child support can sometimes be a difficult process that needs the advice of an attorney. A skillful child support attorney can lighten the burden for you. They will be your spokesperson and advocate. If you believe that you need a child support attorney, you should contact one as soon as possible.

There are certain guidelines set forth by the state of New York concerning the amount of child support that will be paid. The non-custodial parent is required to pay a certain percentage of both parents combined income or the amount as set by the court. The support percentages for payment are as follows:

  • One child 17%
  • Two children 25%
  • Three children 29%
  • Four children 31%
  • Five children no less than 35%

Even when the non-custodial parent is paying support, the court will likely state that some things will be split like medical expenses, extracurricular activities, education and other child-related costs.

During times of divorce, a family court will handle the support process. A person who is responsible for paying child support should always have seasoned attorney at their side. This is something a lay person should never do. Only an experienced attorney can properly navigate you through this system. If you are paying child support, you should know your rights and know what questions to ask.

The courts will order child support payments based on evidence. If either party has evidence to present, an experience attorney can present it for you. It is their job to be your advocate and present the possible case for you. The courts will make the process as fair and equitable as they can.

Once the child support order is initiated, there are some non-custodial parents who refuse to pay. This is only hurting the child. When a parent takes this route, there is redress. Non compliance can be settled in many ways like wage garnishment, property lien, income execution, income tax interception and other methods. A person who ignores a child support order can also be arrested for non-compliance. They can also lose their voting rights and ability to drive in many states. It should also be noted that any child support arrears will not be discharged for any reason.

If you are having trouble getting child support, you should seek out the help of a child support attorney for help. They will do everything they can to locate the non-custodial parent. Once this happens, they will file the necessary paperwork to ensure you will receive proper payments.

If you are having trouble receiving child support payments, or if you are a non- custodial parent who needs to understand their rights, you should seek out the help of an attorney today. Child support is essential in supplying children with the clothes, food and shelter they need. Call an experienced attorney to find out your rights. A good child support attorney will fight for you and assist you from start to finish. Get a free consultation today.

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