What To Know About Child Support

Unlike child custody and visitation, child support obligations in New York are largely determined using a mathematical formula that takes into account the incomes of both parents, including wages, salaries, investment income and retirement benefits, among others.

In most cases, this formula will result in the noncustodial parent having to pay child support and possibly spousal support. Given the complexity of these calculations, however, it is always a good idea to contact an attorney for guidance.

The Rand Law Firm, P.C., provides family law services to Suffolk County, Nassau County and the Greater New York area. Some believe that the support equation is fairly straightforward, but an experienced child support and spousal support lawyer like Peter L. Rand can be a real advocate for you and your children. Whether the matter goes before a judge or is handled outside of court, attorney Rand brings more than 25 years of experience to these matters along with a passion to serve his clients.

Some Of The Variables That Affect Child And Spousal Support

The formula that judges and others use considers several factors, including:

  • The best interests of the child
  • Standard of living
  • Income and expenses of the parents
  • Unusual needs or fixed obligations of the child
  • Medical expenses insurance doesn't cover
  • Parents' ages and ability to work

You And Your Child's Future Is At Stake, So Contact Us Today

If you have legal questions and need to speak to an experienced child support and spousal support lawyer, contact The Rand Law Firm, P.C., today. We can also provide guidance regarding modification requests to existing custody or support orders and help with child support enforcement, support payments or spousal maintenance. Our office is conveniently located in Long Island's East Islip township. Email us online or call us at 631-693-4574 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.