Calculating Child Support

Are you considering or going through a divorce and have questions about how the courts go about calculating child support in New York? Watch this video by experienced Jamestown divorce lawyer Scott Humble to learn more.

I was discussing child support with a client the other day, and they were asking me how that’s calculated. There is a simple answer to that, and that is there’s actually a calculator, a computer program that you use to go and calculate the child support. You pop in the different numbers, as far as the income; you take out the FICA, which is your Social Security; and you crunch the numbers. It’s pretty simple as far as what the number is going to be, as far as how child support should be paid.

Now, that is what is under the Standards Act and if there’s litigation, that’s the way the judge is going to rule. However, on occasions, if you want to go work something out, you’re willing to take less for some reason – maybe the other party is helping you out extra somehow and you want to take less – we have to go and mention, on the record, how much child support should be and that you want to opt out. You don’t have to take that amount, but you are entitled to that amount.

Do you have questions about calculating child support in New York State? Contact experienced Jamestown divorce lawyer Scott F. Humble for a free confidential consultation. Let his 30+ years of experience work for you.

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