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Suffolk County Child Support Lawyers

Helping Parents Understand Child Support Laws in New York State

Divorce often takes a toll on the emotional and financial well-being of the parties involved. Additional concerns arise when there are children involved. The Suffolk County child support attorneys at the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco understand that child support orders can have a significant impact on the welfare of your child, as well as your own finances.

No matter what side of a child support dispute you find yourself on, our experienced family lawyers can provide you with aggressive legal advocacy as we help you to get the results that are in the best interest of your child.

For more information about child support in Brookhaven, Islip, and surrounding areas, call our qualified legal team today at (631) 801-0007.

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How Much Is Child Support in NY?

To ensure the financial needs of a child are met after a separation or divorce, the New York court system will issue a child support order. A child support order is based on parent’s income levels and the amount of time that each parent spends with the child. The complete guidelines for child support can be found in The New York Family Court Act, section 413, 413a.

The process for determining the amount of child support required from a noncustodial parent is as follows:

  • The court determines the noncustodial parent’s adjusted income
  • The court multiplies the adjusted gross income by the standard guideline percentage for the number of children
  • The noncustodial parent’s share of child care, educational, and medical expenses are added to the income percentage amount

The noncustodial parent will be required to pay the combined amount of the percentage of income and the share of expenses. If the parent’s income is over $130,000, the court may decide to use other factors in place of the percentage guidelines to determine the child support payment.

How Long Do You Pay Child Support in NY?

New York law stipulates that both parents must share the responsibility of financially supporting their child until the child is 21 years old. If the child is under 21 but married, self-supporting, or in the military, then the child is considered independent of his or her parents. The parents may discontinue the financial support if they so desire.

What Is Included in Child Support in NY?

In New York, child support covers necessities such as food, clothing and shelter. The non-custodial parent may also be required to contribute to additional expenses, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Childcare
  • Education

Contact the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco

Calculating child support in New York can be confusing. It is best to rely on the legal counsel of a qualified family law attorney. Our Suffolk County child support attorneys have the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully guide you through the entire child support process.

When you need help representing your child’s best interests in family court, call (631) 801-0007 or contact us online today.

Testimonials
  • I am grateful for all the hard work and efforts he and his assistant, Ms Maureen Furlan, and others,who worked closely as one with me throughout my case.

    “I would highly recommend Mr. Montefusco to anyone who want excellent and qualified representation in their case.”

    Chris

  • Robert did everything in his power to ensure the best come for me, my kids and my future. Thanks

    “Robert did a great job on finalizing my divorce with a very difficult X Wife.”

    Rob

  • I am grateful for George Pammer and the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco employees, they have given me peace of mind.

    “Two months ago I was at my wit's end. I had been in court again for 4 months and it seemed to be going absolutely nowhere. I started debating switching lawyers. I was given a recommendation from a family friend and decided to go and meet with George Pammer. From the moment I walked in, I felt like I was finally being heard. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a positive personality for a pretty grim situation. He did everything to move our case along as the other attorney did every stall tactic there is. I am grateful for George Pammer and the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco employees, they have given me peace of mind. Tonight I will be able to sleep knowing my son is finally safe. There are not enough thank you's in the world to repay this man.”

    Sybille N.

  • Attorney Montefusco is absolutely the best – – Period.

    “It’s truly a privilege to be represented by an attorney I feel is the best and I never worry when Robert’s by my side.”

    Francis

  • Mr. Montefusco has the right amount of pitbull in him and uses it when the opportunity requires.

    “Mr. Montefusco and his assistant were and continue to be excellent.”

    David

  • Thank you for helping to give me peace of mind.

    “When you told me not to worry you would fight for me I REALLY felt that in your words.”

    Dina D.

  • You don't need a guppy, you need a Barracuda!

    “I was recommended to The Montefusco law firm by a friend who is a lawyer. He told me "You don't need a guppy, you need a Barracuda"! From the first free consultation (many years ago) to the present day, the entire staff was courteous, punctual, professional, and tolerant. I say that because I can be a tough customer to deal with, and I was never treated that way. I was always given the respect, time, and the opportunity to be heard. Hope and Monica were great on the phones, and taking down my concerns, and relaying them to Robert, Meaghan, or Maureen. I had a particularly rough time with my EX, and I was fighting for the rights of my son, and him now living with me. Robert had my back through the whole process. I am 100% satisfied with the outcome, and the entire team should take a bow! Robert always knew just what to say, and how to calm me down in moments of disbelief in the ongoing battles, and I feel I can include him in my 'inner circle' of friends. Meaghan did a great job of re-writing all of my oppositions, and even took my calls when she was at her home. And last but not least is Maureen. Maureen is a paragon. She could answer every question I had, and always gave me the respect I deserved. She and I got to know each other pretty well on the phones, and through emails. Often times I called to talk to Robert, and Maureen picked up, and helped me through my concerns. Thank you Robert, Meaghan, Maureen, Hope, and Monica! You made a really bumpy road seem navigable, and throughout the process, there was always a shining light at the end of the tunnel!”

  • Robert is not a stranger to arguing a motion. An added benefit that helped with my selection of Robert was his prior background as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney.

    “Although I am not an attorney, I deal with a lot of contact, intellectual capital and real-estate attorneys regularly and I’m a pretty good judge of character. Robert’s representation of me was outstanding!”

    Robert D.

  • With Robert’s talent and experience, we never had to go to court.

    “I would definitely recommend Robert Montefusco. Thanks for all that you did for me.”

    Bob

  • Thanks from our hearts.

    “You were there when we felt our world was torn apart.”

    Matthew

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