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Child Support Terms That Meet The Unique Needs Of Your Family

Last updated on October 28, 2022

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 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.

Defining Child Support Guidelines

Whether you were the breadwinner for your family or devoted your time to 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.

Alleviating Your Child Support Fears With Real Answers

At The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil, Michael has decades of legal experience handling divorces throughout central New York. He understands the financial concerns keeping you up at night. He and his legal team are committed to alleviating your anxiety by providing you with real answers.

Michael can review your finances to make sure the right numbers are calculated. He is also highly skilled at identifying hidden income and can calculate income levels for self-employed individuals.

Michael also helps clients anticipate how much child support they will likely pay or receive based on their 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 Support 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 The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil at 315-235-1012 for a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer in central New York. Michael is committed to addressing your child support questions, so you are not left with any surprises.