Knowledgeable Legal Guidance When Child Support Is At Stake

Financial considerations are critical in divorce. While it is certainly vital to protect your family's emotional well-being, the dissolution of marriage is as much a financial break-up as an emotional one. You will no longer have your spouse in the same household. Your spouse may have been the breadwinner of your family. Finances will look much different once the households are separated than they did when sharing expenses such as:

  • Rent or a mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Phone plans
  • Groceries
  • Transportation costs, including train and taxi fares
  • If you own a car, expenses for gas, car insurance, repairs, maintenance and car payments
  • Clothing, furniture and other belongings for the children that may double when split between the two households
  • Medical and dental bills
  • Day care

After all things are considered, divorce can affect your standard of living greatly if child support and other financial considerations are not handled wisely.

At Michael Fineman, Esq. P.C., our firm is well-versed in the nuances of New York's state laws regarding child support, alimony and asset division. We can guide you throughout the process, helping you to remain financially stable during and after the divorce. Call our Manhattan office to set up a consultation about your divorce and custody at 212-233-4500.

How Are Child Support Payments Determined?

New York uses specific guidelines to help determine the appropriate amount of child support. The guidelines factor in the income of the parents and the number of children. However, some circumstances may justify a deviation from the child support payment amounts.

Experienced attorney Michael Fineman will personally walk you through child support obligation amounts and advise you whether seeking a deviation is appropriate. He has over 15 years of experience guiding families through the divorce process.

Modifications Are Often Needed

Your life will change after your divorce is final. If your circumstances have changed significantly, an existing support order may no longer be appropriate. In that case, you may be able to obtain a modification.

Under New York law, changed circumstances that may warrant a modification in support orders include:

  • Remarriage
  • Changes in employment, including a promotion or involuntary termination
  • Health issues for either the parent or a minor child
  • Additional children
  • Relocation

Schedule A Time For Your Comprehensive Case Evaluation Today

To reach our Manhattan office, call 212-233-4500 or reach us online. Our lawyer will thoroughly examine your situation and protect your financial rights from the outset of your case. We respond to inquiries within 24 hours.