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Ensuring Fair Treatment During Child Support Determinations

You have probably heard from friends, family members or others who have gone through divorce that child support is determined through a rather clinical, straightforward equation. Numbers are plugged in and an amount is determined. Under such circumstances, you might feel that you have little to no power in influencing your situation to ensure the financial support for your children is maximized.

Yet with the assistance of our family law lawyer, Patrick M. Noe, you have an advocate who will look at the big picture and determine factors that may significantly influence child support determinations. To speak with Mr. Noe in a phone consultation, contact the Amherst, New York, Patrick M. Noe, Jr., Attorney at Law. Call us at 716-803-8741.

Child Support Calculations And Modifications

Child support is calculated using the guidelines set out in a statutory formula under current New York state law. Depending on who has primary residential custody of the children, the other parent will be the payor of child support.

Child support often covers the following expenses:

  • Day care
  • Schooling
  • Health care
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Uninsured medical expenses

We can help you calculate child support based on each party’s income and needs. In situations where a joint parenting time or custody arrangement has been reached, the parties have more flexibility to deviate from the statutory guidelines.

Child Support — Deviating From The Formula

The courts look at very specific economic factors when determining child support. This may leave you wondering if you will be able to act in any way to ensure your children receive proper financial support. Our firm helps you examine other factors that influence this important determination, issues such as costs associated with visitation: college expenses, health care and day care.

Ably Handling Modifications

If there has been a significant change in either your or your ex-spouse’s financial situation, a modification to support may be warranted. This change might be related to a job loss or a considerable pay increase. Our attorney provides experience in helping you determine if a modification is allowable.

You Need An Experienced Advocate On Your Side

Given the substantial impact child support can have on your household budget, you deserve to go through the process with the support and advocacy of an experienced family law attorney who can ensure that you are treated fairly. Call 716-803-8741 or contact us online to begin learning more about how we can help you with your child support issues.