Helping You Fight For Fair Child Support
The child support that you pay or receive has a significant impact on your finances as well as those of your child. At Fig Law, P.L.L.C. Attorneys at Law, we understand the importance of securing a fair child support arrangement, whether you are the supporting or the receiving parent .
For more than 20 years, our founding attorney, Heather Fig, has represented people in Bayport and throughout Suffolk County in a variety of family law matters. Under her leadership, our entire team devotes its time to advocating for our clients’ rights regarding life-changing issues like child support.
How Does New York Handle Child Support?
New York child support guidelines calculate child support based on a percentage of the supporting parent’s income. However, the court also considers several other factors that can influence the final support order. Some of the criteria that can affect the outcome include:
- The custody and visitation arrangement
- The income of each parent
- Each parent’s health insurance
- Tax penalties
- The child’s medical, educational and other needs
One detail that makes New York state different from others is that parents must provide financial support until their child reaches the age of 21. When you stand to lose or gain so much from a subjective decision made by a judge who does not know you, it is crucial that you have our family lawyers on your side. If you already received a support order that you feel is unfair or that you need to modify, we can handle the post-judgment modification petition.
Discuss Child Support With An Experienced Attorney
When you work with us, we give you an honest idea of what to expect from your potential support arrangement. To get a better idea of what you can expect to pay or receive, contact us for an initial consultation. Begin by calling 631-323-6881 or by using our online contact form.