New York and New Jersey have child support guidelines that use a mathematical formula to assist judges in making child support awards. While the guidelines are fairly straightforward, there are a number of unique issues that may make child support calculations complex, including:
- High-earner child support issues
- Child support deviations for cases involving special circumstances
- Imputing income to voluntarily unemployed or underemployed parents
- Cases involving children with special needs that may involve higher costs of care
The guidelines for New York and New Jersey are distinct. For example, the amount of overnight parenting time (visitation) each parent has in New Jersey is an important component for calculating child support. In New York, parenting time is not as critical, but may play an important role in cases where the parties split parenting time on an equal or substantially equal basis.
Put An Experienced Child Support Attorney To Work For You
When these more complicated situations emerge, it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain a fair outcome that accurately reflects what constitutes a fair amount of child support. Mistakes can be common, and when they occur, the results can be devastating. It is key to be very careful when choosing a divorce attorney who can effectively navigate these complex matters.
Attorney Philip A. Greenberg has been representing clients in family law matters for more than 40 years. He is highly regarded in the legal community, having been listed for inclusion in New York Metro Super Lawyers list in multiple years — a distinction limited to the top 5 percent of all matrimonial attorneys in New York. He has extensive experience in child support matters, including child support calculations that arise as part of a divorce, paternity case or child support modification.
If retained as your counsel, Mr. Greenberg can perform a guideline child support calculation on your behalf and ascertain if you may have a basis to seek a deviation as well. By providing candid advice about your rights and obligations, he will help you make an informed decision about your child support matter.
Contact Philip Greenberg Today For Answers About Child Support
Attorney Philip A. Greenberg represents clients in New York and New Jersey. His office is located in New York City. To schedule a consultation at Mr. Greenberg’s Manhattan office or at a location convenient to you, call 646-363-6807 or contact him by email.