New York Child Support Attorneys
When parents divorce, child support is often one of the most contentious issues that must be determined. Critically, under New York law, both parents are legally required to provide financial support to their children until they have reached the age of majority — regardless of marital status. It’s vital to ensure you enter into an agreement that is fair and meets the best interests of your children. Whether your case can be negotiated outside the courtroom or litigation is necessary, the attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP have the skill, insight, and knowledge to successfully represent you in your child support case.
Skillful Attorneys for a Wide Variety of Child Support Matters
Child support is payment made by the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent for the children’s basic needs — such as food, clothing, and shelter. In New York, there are also several mandatory and discretionary add-ons that must be included in a support order, as the child’s needs require. Child support is typically calculated by courts using the income shares formula, which takes each parent’s income and the number of children into account. However, parents can also create an agreement that deviates from the guidelines and submit it for court approval.
At The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP, we assist clients with a wide variety of child support matters, including the following:
- Obtaining a child support order
- Negotiating child support orders
- High-income child support
- Enforcement of child support
- Child support modifications
- Termination of child support orders
- Collecting child support arrears
- Negotiating child support for college tuition
The dedicated family law attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP know that no two families are alike, and every child’s needs are different. Applying our extensive experience, we work closely with our clients to help ensure a favorable outcome in every case. Whether your case requires mediation or litigation, we know what it takes to negotiate and create a thorough child support agreement for each unique matter we handle.
Knowledgeable Attorneys for Child Support and Emancipation Issues
In New York State, parents must support their children until they have reached the age of 21 (in cases where a child has a severe disability, the custodial parent may petition to extend child support until the child is 26). But there are some situations where a parent’s support obligation would end sooner. In the event a child becomes self-supporting, gets married, or joins the military, they are considered to be “emancipated” — and parents are no longer legally obligated to provide financial support. A child might also be deemed constructively emancipated if they withdraw from their parents’ control, refuse to communicate with them, and become financially independent.
Constructive emancipation can sometimes be used to terminate an existing child support order. However, these cases can be complex and require strong proof. If there is a disagreement concerning constructive emancipation and child support, it’s crucial to have the representation of an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the nuances of your case. The attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP have a deep understanding regarding New York State’s child support laws and will work to ensure the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Contact an Experienced New York Child Support Attorney
Child support matters can be complicated and it’s essential to have legal counsel by your side who can protect your rights and safeguard the best interests of your children. At The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP, our attorneys are thoroughly versed in the laws that govern child support and offer aggressive advocacy to help ensure you obtain positive results in your case. Call (212) 425-1999 to schedule a consultation or contact us now to learn how we can help.