NYC City Child Support Lawyer
Legal Representation for Child Support Matters in NYC
One of the issues that can arise in a
divorce, often of great concern, is the amount of child support that will be paid
by one parent to the other. Working out the details regarding child support
can be stressful when one parent needs support, or is concerned about
being forced to pay an exorbitant amount in child support.
In some cases, no child support is ordered, as both parents are employed
and have a similar income, and the
custody of the children is shared between the two on an equal basis.
- In other cases, one parent may have been the main caregiver, while the
other parent focused time and energy on career and earning a living to
support the family.
At H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., we have over 20 years of experience
in child support legal issues, and we can review your situation against
state law, and advise you what to expect, based upon your individual circumstances.
Contact our NYC divorce lawyers today to schedule an appointment and discuss the details of your case.
Need to go to court to resolve a child custody dispute?
There are cases in which the issue of child custody is in contention, particularly
in a divorce that involves high net worth divorce. How the court could
come to a decision will be influenced by the skill with which the case
is presented to the court, and the evidence and testimony presented that
supports the case for a specific level of child support.
Generally, it can be assumed, that the court will focus on the following aspects:
- The standard of living enjoyed by the child(ren) during the term of the marriage
- The income earning capacity of each parent
- The needs of the children with regard to education and other predicted expenses
- Issues related to health insurance are also reviewed to determine which
parent should pay
How to Modify Child Support
To obtain a modification the court must see a substantial change in circumstances
affecting the order. For example, if a supported spouse remarries or begins
to cohabit with another person, the maintenance order can be terminated.
If a child develops special needs requiring additional support, a modification
of the child support can be requested. Other circumstances could include:
- One of the parents being convicted of a crime;
Alcohol or drug abuse affecting
- Creating parental alienation;
- A supported spouse receives a promotion or another job increasing income;
- One of the parents relocating far from the other parent.
Modification isn't automatic, and must be presented to the court in
a compelling manner in order to succeed. We have been successfully working
with the family courts for many years. With the assistance of a highly
skilled NYC divorce attorney from H. Benjamin Perez & Associates,
P.C. you can proceed with confidence. The facts of your case will be clearly
presented in a way that will ensure the court will listen.
Contact us for more information about child support and divorce, or modifying an
existing court order. Call now.