Parents in New York State who are going through a divorce often have to address matters related to the children, including child support. Typically, the noncustodial parent is responsible for providing support for their child in an effort to make sure the child’s quality of life is maintained after the divorce. It is also important to note that child support is not limited to married couples and can be sought by parties who were never married.
In New York State, child support is largely determined by the Child Support Standards Act. In order to determine what the parent will be required to pay, the court will take a percentage of the combined income of both parents. Depending on the number of children that require support, the percentage increased.
If support is required for one child, the noncustodial parent will pay 17 percent of the combined income of both parents. If support is required for two children, they will be required to pay 25 percent of the combined income of both parents. For three children, they will have to 29 percent. For four children, they will have to pay 31 percent. For five or more children, they will have to pay at least 35 percent.
If you have questions about child support in New York State, contact our firm today.
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