When calculating child support after a separation or divorce, there is a specific calculation used in the state of New York to determine the amount that each party will pay. Since the main focus of the courts is the child’s best interest, that will always be the primary consideration when requesting modification or the initial amount. In order to oblige a father to pay child support, it is wise to work with a New York Child Support who is knowledgeable about local guidelines and can assist in the decision-making and filing process.
Since a legal order will be necessary to compel the father to contribute his fair share of support, you will need to petition the court for the formal order of child support. This amount will be calculated after the individual is proven to be the father and will be based on the amount of time the child spends with each parent and several other factors that are case dependent. These can include income, total monthly expenses, the needs of the child, and the amount it will take to preserve the child’s best interest.
The first step in receiving the support you are owed is contacting a Child Support Attorney who will fight for you both in and out of court. At the Law Offices of David Bliven, we understand that this may be a difficult time for you. We are dedicated to helping every client who walks through our doors and will work diligently to ensure you receive the most favorable results available to you. We begin by discussing the client’s goals in every case or claim, and from there, we will tailor your case specifically to your situation. To discuss the details of your case, contact our offices in the Bronx or White Plains to decide on how to proceed and get the support you are owed.