Guiding You Through The Determination Of Child Support

Providing For Your Children

While determining what to expect in terms of a court's child support order is a pretty simple matter in New York, these cases can become extremely difficult. While everyone wants to make sure the kids are taken care of financially, no one wants to have to spend more than what is necessary every month, and every parent wants to have what is needed to provide adequate care for the children. Almost invariably, separating couples disagree as to what the amount of child support should be. This makes appropriate legal representation from an experienced divorce lawyer absolutely critical to a favorable child support agreement.

At Weinstein & Randisi, we provide sound counsel and representation regarding all aspects of child support. As a law firm, we have more than 50 years of experience representing clients throughout the area of Rochester, New York. Our lead attorney, Meredith M.B. Lamb, Esq., represents both same-sex and opposite-sex parents in all types of divorce and family law matters in New York and North Carolina. She takes a smart yet aggressive approach to protecting our clients' financial interests while making sure the children have the best financial security possible.

If you are the spouse with greater assets, we can help make sure you are not overpaying; and if you are the spouse in need of financial support to take care of the children, we will fight to make sure you get the best child support arrangement possible.

Determining Child Support

In New York, the rules for child support payments are regulated by statute. With clear child support guidelines to follow, we can give you a pretty clear and accurate understanding of what kind of support order to expect from the court. If circumstances merit this approach, we can also help you petition the court for a deviation from the support order determined by statute.

It is critical that your child support calculation is accurate when it is determined for the first time. To get a modification from the court in these matters, we need to establish a substantial change in circumstances.

New York allows for modifications in support if: (1) there is a 15 % increase or decrease in one of the parents income; (2) it has been 3 years since the last child support order; or (3) there has been a substantial change in circumstances. Our firm can help you reach the correct calculation and give advice on exceptions to the general rules of law in your child support case.

We can represent you in the initial child support determination as well as in any type of modification you might need down the road.

Call us at 585-310-1578 (800-768-1780 toll free) or email us today to schedule a consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer.