Serving Garden City, Long Island, and Queens, New York
If you have young children, child support will be one of the most important issues to resolve in the event of a divorce. All too often, divorcing parents will fight bitterly over child custody and support issues. Unfortunately, the people who suffer the most in this process are your children.
Les Martin is a family law attorney with 45 years of experience handling issues involving child support. He is committed to keeping the best interests of your child at heart, and he’ll work to resolve child support issues in a way that makes sure your children are adequately provided for after the divorce.
You can learn about your rights and options by speaking with Mr. Martin in person. Please call 516-222-0900 today to schedule a child support consultation at our Garden City law office.
New York State Child Support Laws
Child support laws in New York have established a formula to determine precisely how much the non-custodial parent must pay each month. This formula is based on the respective gross incomes of each parent and the number of children to be supported:
- 1 child = 17% of your income
- 2 children = 25% of your income
- 3 children = 29% of your income
- 4 children = 31% of your income
- 5 or more children = 35% of your income
Child support is always paid to the custodial parent even if this person makes more money than the non-custodial parent. The court can deviate from these percentages where justice requires and will also take a split parenting schedule into consideration when ruling on child support disputes.
In New York, child support payments are made until the children reach the age of 21 unless they become emancipated at an earlier age by events such as:
- Induction into military service
- Leaving school in favor of full time employment
Experienced Family Law Representation
Les Martin has been representing clients in divorce and child support matters for 45 years. He knows the New York State child support laws and can help you accurately determine your state mandated contribution. His experience will help reduce the acrimony involved in your child support matter so that you and your spouse can resolve the issue in the most amicable way possible.
Mr. Martin is a father of two and family is extremely important to him. During your divorce proceeding, he will always keep you focused on what is in the best interests of your whole family, including your children, so that you do not let bitter fights with your ex-spouse interfere with your children’s well-being.
Ultimately, it is important to remember that the money you are fighting over will be used to provide for your children. Mr. Martin will make sure that these disputes do not get in the way of your relationship with them.
Please contact Les Martin, Attorney at Law today to schedule your child support consultation. Mr. Martin serves clients in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties, and all of New York City.