Parents with children under the age of 21 that go through a divorce in New York State will have to address a number of different matters related to their children. One such factor that must be addressed is child support, which exists to allow the child to continue the quality of life that they had before the divorce. Typically, the noncustodial parent is required to make child support payments until the child is considered emancipated. A child can be considered emancipated when they are financially independent. Sometimes, this obligation can be required until the child’s 21st birthday.
There are many different factors that are considered when the state has to make a decision on child support. The New York State Child Support Standards Act acts as a base amount to determine the obligation. In addition to the number of children that require support, the court will consider many different factors including but not limited to the following:
- The debts and assets of each parent
- The earning capacity of each parent
- The age and health of each parent
- The child’s academic, social, and health needs
- The tax implications
- Financial resources
If you have questions about child support in New York State, contact our firm today.
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