Suffolk County Child Support Attorney
Protect Your Child’s Financial Future: Call (631) 629-6874
Child support issues are often disputed, with a judge having to decide
the matter. With the careful negotiations of a Suffolk County child support
lawyer, however, it may be possible to resolve your support matter before
the court has to intervene. But if your child support case has to be resolved
in a trial, you can count on our attorney to deliver the tireless advocacy
that you deserve.
Why Choose Our Suffolk Child Support Lawyer?
Here are the top 5 reasons to retain our Suffolk County divorce attorney:
- 30+ Years’ Legal Experience
- Highly Recommended, Award-Winning Lawyer
- Focused on Your Child’s Best Interests
- Tailored Approach to Each Client’s Case
- Free Initial Case Evaluation
Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law is committed to protecting the interests of the children and fighting
for fair support payments to adequately provide for them. We are also
committed to ensuring that the non-residential parent is not made to pay
an unfair amount of support. Speak with a child support lawyer from our
firm today to discuss your situation and learn how we can help. We are
happy to provide a free, no-obligation consultation to each potential client.
Need a child support attorney in Suffolk County? Call (631) 629-6874 or
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Factors Used to Determine Child Support in New York
New York follows a guideline when determining the amount of child support
that needs to be paid. The child support law operates using percentages
of the total combined income of both parents and then prorating the child
support payments between both parties in light of each parent's income.
The number of children is also taken into account.
Aside from these guideline for child support, New York courts will look
at the following factors:
- Each parent's financial resources
- The mental, emotional and physical well-being of the child
- Whether or not the child has special needs of any kind
- What standard of living the child had during the marriage
- What each parent's tax consequences will be
- What non-financial contributions each parent can make in raising and caring
for the child
- What the education needs are of each parent
- Whether or not one parent's gross income is significantly less than the other
- If there are children of the non-custodial parent in a different case who
- Whether or not the child is on public assistance
After using their standard formula and taking a look at these other contributing
factors, the court will determine if the guideline for the child support
obligation is just and appropriate for the given case. If they find it
to be unjust, the court can adjust it to their discretion. Use our
online child support calculator to get a better idea of the estimated child support obligation in your case.
Call a Child Support Attorney in Suffolk County Today!
In far too many cases, a court orders specific child support payments but
the parent fails to provide them. If you need help
enforcing child support, we can help. New York courts do not look kindly on those who fail to
follow a court order, and the state provides a variety of ways for you
to recover arrears of child support. The legal ramifications for the parent
who has failed to pay child support could include wage garnishments, fines,
and even jail. You deserve to work with an attorney who can help you reach
a faster resolution for you and your children.
Any time a child support order needs to be modified, it must be done through
the court. Whether a child has changed needs and requires more support,
or a parent has an unforeseen substantial reduction of income or job loss, a
modification to child support may be in order. We can help you get any such matter resolved. Contact
Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law today.