There are a number of different questions that may arise when it comes to child support. The number one question that is typically asked by the parent who has been ordered to pay child support is about exactly how much they will have to pay. New York State has a formula that determines the financial obligation that a noncustodial parent would have to pay to the custodial parent for child support.
The New York State Child Support Standards Act calculates the amount of child support ordered by combining the income of both parents and then taking a percentage of that. It also depends on the number of children that the two parents have together. The breakdown is as follows:
If you have questions about how much child support you will be expected to pay, contact an experienced family law attorney today.
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