New York State child support guidelines calculate whether you will receive or have to pay child support. It takes into account both parties’ salaries and the number of children. For example, with one child the party who is paying support will have to pay 17% and with regard to two children they’d have to pay 25% and with regard to three children they’d have to pay 28%. The courts generally will cap the guidelines at $143,000, which is what the state suggests. However, different counties have agreed in their own courts to raise that cap. Recently there was an appellate court decision where the court upheld a Rockland County court using a $400,000 cap on the child support for the purpose of the guidelines.
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