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Child support is one of the most highly contested issues in a divorce. It is also an emotionally charged issue for parents who have never been married. Regardless of your situation, it is essential that you ensure that an appropriate amount is paid and that children are properly supported.

Since child support is such an important issue, it is important that you have an experienced family lawyer providing you with the guidance and counsel you need. At Campagna Johnson, P.C., in Suffolk County, our child support attorneys have successfully helped countless individuals and families resolve support disputes. Whether it is as part of a divorce settlement or post-divorce modification, we can seek an end to the case either through competent negotiation in mediation or through the courts.

New York Child Support Guidelines

As in many other states, the amount of child support that is to be paid is calculated using a statutory formula in New York. Some of the numbers that go into this formula include the income of both parents, the number of children and any additional costs, such as day care or health care costs, among others.

Though the courts can deviate from these guidelines, it is often unlikely that they will do so, except in extreme situations. Parents will be expected to make their payments and if they cannot, the child support order will be enforced through the automatic deductions from paychecks or other methods. It is a very serious situation when child support is not being paid, and individuals who violate established court orders can be facing consequences that include potential jail time.

Learn More About Child Support

Our Hauppauge firm can provide you with the information you need to understand your child support options and obligations. To schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team, call our office at 631-615-1871 or contact us online.