New York City Child Support Lawyer
Legal Representation for Your 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 and highly contested. Whether you are the parent who
needs support or is concerned about being forced to pay an exorbitant
amount in child support, we can discuss your case and fight on your behalf.
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 more than 20 years
of experience handling legal child support 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.
Dealing with Your Child Support Case in Court
There are cases in which the issue of child support 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, as well as 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.
Assistance from Our Professional Law Firm
Modification isn't automatic, and must be presented to the court in
a compelling manner in order to succeed. Our firm has 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.