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Child support calculation – based on hourly or yearly job?

Q: I recently got a job which pays good on an hourly basis biweekly. Last year, I was employed full time with a company. My question is in child support modification, will the court average out my salary in the last few years or calculate child support based on my current paycheck. If it is based on my current paycheck, the rate is high but this is a weekly job and can be over in few months. I believe the payment should be calculated averaging out my W2’s in the last few years. Please help Thank you! 

A: The statute presumptively calculates child support based on last-filed tax return. Especially if you’ve had a change of jobs, the court will generally not average incomes. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Support attorney for a full assessment. 

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