Child Support Hearing Lawyer in Buffalo, NY Area
The basic child support obligation to be paid by the non-custodial/non-residential parent is based upon a percentage of the combined parental income, less FICA. For one child the amount is 17%, for two children 25%, for three children 29%, and for four children 31%. In addition to the basic child support obligation, the non-custodial, non-residential parent may have to pay for a portion health care expenses and of the child care expenses related to the other parent’s employment or employment related education.
Parents may avoid the use of the percentages in determining the amount of child support by executing an agreement setting forth the amount of child support which they believe to be fair. An agreement determining the amount of child support must satisfy certain technical provisions of the Child Support Standards Act. Contact an attorney now.