Child Support Factors

Child Support Guidelines Lawyer in Central New York

Behind many family law disputes are financial concerns. If you are going through a divorce, you may worry about supporting your children with one less household income. You may even worry that your ex could try and take all of your hard-earned money for child support payments. Your concerns are valid. An experienced divorce attorney can help you understand how child support is calculated, so you are not left with any surprises.

Alleviating Your Child Support Fears With Real Answers

At The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil, we have more than 50 years of experience handling divorces throughout Central New York. We understand the financial concerns keeping you up at night. Our divorce attorneys are committed to alleviating your anxiety by providing you with real answers. Contact Us for a free initial consultation in Utica to learn how child support calculations are made.

Defining Child Support Guidelines

Whether you were the breadwinner for your family or devoted your time raising your children, you may have concerns about how child support is determined. This is unique from other aspects of your divorce that can be negotiated between you and your ex. In New York, child support is determined based on a mathematical formula that takes into account several factors such as:

  • Parents' income level
  • Parents' educational level
  • Day care expenses
  • Children's health insurance premiums
  • Children's living arrangements
  • Children's health needs
  • Children's educational expenses
  • Standard of living during the marriage

Since child support is based on a standard formula, you may feel like you have little control over how much you will pay or receive. Child support is formulaic, but you need an experienced lawyer to help ensure child support is accurately determined. We can review your finances to make sure the right numbers are calculated. We are also highly skilled at identifying hidden income and can calculate income levels for self-employed individuals.

We also help clients anticipate how much child support they will likely pay or received based on the child custody arrangement. If your parenting arrangement changes over time, the amount of child support you pay or receive can be modified.

Contact a Skilled Child Custody and Visitation Attorney

Child support is designed to help parents secure the money needed to support their children's well-being. The amount of time you spend with your children will directly affect how much child support you pay or receive. Contact Us for a free initial consultation with an experienced child custody and visitation lawyer in Central New York. We are committed to addressing your child support questions so you are not left with any surprises.