Child Support Lawyers in New York
Protecting Your Rights & Fighting for Your Best Interests
When parents divorce in the state of New York, both parties are still financially responsible for their child. Typically, the noncustodial parent must make regular payments to the custodial parent in order to help pay for the child’s living expenses. Known as child support, these payments are entirely for the benefit of the child, and the custodial parent cannot voluntarily waive them. Also, child support obligations cannot be discharged through unemployment or bankruptcy.
At Lebedin Kofman LLP, our child support lawyers in New York have years of experience in this complex practice area. As a result, we are very familiar with the related laws and procedures, and we have an extensive track record of success. Our legal team can proficiently navigate you through the process as we help you make well-informed decisions about your loved ones and future. Also, our firm is available 24/7, so you can depend on us to be there for you when you need us most.
Call Lebedin Kofman LLP today at (646) 663-4430 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with our New York child support attorneys.
Committed to Helping You Achieve Your Goals
Whether you are seeking child support payments or contesting them, Lebedin Kofman LLP can handle it. We know how emotionally devastating and stressful these matters can be, which is why we can be by your side every step of the way. While the amount of child support is mostly determined by each parent’s income, a parent remarrying or improving his or her own financial situation may not be enough to change the child support order. There has to be a significant, unforeseen change in circumstances to modify a child support order. A valid change in circumstances may include losing a job, sustaining a serious illness or injury, and more. Our attorneys can effectively help you modify your child support order.
You should also know the following facts about child support:
- The state of New York mandates child support, and it needs to be included in any divorce settlement or decree.
- If your and your spouse’s combined income is over $143,000 per year, a judge has the discretion to determine the amount of child support to be paid over and above the amount.
- The amount of child support is determined by a formula. While the court may take into consideration various extenuating circumstances that affect your ability to pay child support, you can get a good idea of what you reasonably expect to pay by using the formula.
Call (646) 663-4430 for Effective Legal Services
If you want to learn more about your situation and are unsure about what you should do next, reach out to Lebedin Kofman LLP and schedule a free initial consultation. Our child support lawyers in New York can take a look at your case and help you figure out how to best proceed. You can rely on us for caring and capable representation.
Get started on your case by calling us today at (646) 663-4430. We speak Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.
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