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Nassau County Child Support Lawyer

The Law Offices of Eyal Talassazan, P.C. holds true that the children’s needs should be the priority in any parenting arrangement. More than just guidelines, court-ordered financial maintenance or support is an obligation that is enforceable by law. The parents are obligated to do this until the child is 18, but often an arrangement is made to support them through college or professional school. It does not matter if the child was born out of wedlock. If you are currently getting a divorce and facing an issue pertaining to child support, you need to contact a seasoned Nassau County child support lawyer from the Law Offices of Eyal Talassazan, P.C. today.

Child Support Lawyer | Here for Clients in Garden City & all of Nassau County

Divorce is almost never easy, and unfortunately, children are often uniquely impacted by it, both emotionally and economically, but the goal of child support is to help mitigate the financial toll a divorce can potentially take on a child and their custodial parent. For matters concerning child support, it is imperative to have a highly-skilled and knowledgeable Nassau County family lawyer in your corner.

The Child Support Formula in New York State

The federal government passed the Family Support Act in 1988. This established uniform guidelines for determining child support payments throughout the country. Sometimes, this is referred to as a formula or calculation. However, there can be unique expenses on the part of the parent (such as child support to another child) that can also impact the amount. There are different models to fit different families:

  • Income shares: This puts the income of the two parents together and then a percentage of that amount is used for child support.
  • Percentage of income: This applies to the noncustodial parent’s income with an allotted percentage used for child support.
  • Melson formula: This more complex version of the income shares uses a formula that takes the rising standard of living of either parent into account.

Child support covers more than just the expense of food, shelter, clothes, and medical care. It is also intended to be used to pay for activities that enrich the child’s life. Examples of this would be music lessons, sports activities, and other crucial formative experiences. Ultimately, the most important factor considered when it comes to determining a child support arrangement is the child’s best interests, and so courts can deviate from the standard support guideline if they believe doing so is necessary for protecting a child’s best interests.

Modifying Child Support

In the months or years following a divorce, it is not uncommon for a child’s life or their parents’ lives to change significantly. In some cases, such an unforeseen and significant change can impact a parent’s ability to pay child support, or a child’s actual need to receive support. In any case, if you’re looking to change your child support agreement after your divorce is finalized, you should never do so without an experienced lawyer in your corner.

Contact a Nassau County Family Law Attorney Today

The bottom line is that if you’re going through the divorce process or need to modify a child support agreement after your divorce, you need a seasoned child support lawyer you can depend on. Fortunately, you are in the right place. Contact the Law Offices of Eyal Talassazan, P.C. today so our firm can get started working on your case.

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