Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Don’t Have Visitation Rights in NY?

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Don’t Have Visitation Rights in NY?

If you are unsure about whether a parent with no custodial or visitation rights is responsible for paying child support, read on and reach out to our experienced Nassau County child support attorney today. Our legal team is on your side no matter what. Give us a call today to get started.

Will I have to make child support payments even if I don’t have visitation rights?

Keep in mind that non-custodial parents, or parents who do not have custody or visitation rights of their children, are still liable for contributing financially to the care of their children. Even if you don’t have visitation rights, you will still be instructed to pay child support at least until your child achieves the age of emancipation. In other words, there is no getting around paying for child support, even if you are a non-custodial parent.

If you would like to discuss the specifics of your case to determine your or your child’s other parent’s financial responsibility, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure you and your child are protected.

How else do courts determine child support agreements in New York State?

New York courts will view a number of different factors when selecting a child support agreement, even though they will mostly establish these agreements on the child’s needs and the supporting parent’s income, in addition to the guidelines put in place in the New York Child Support Standards Act. The more you make, the more you will have to pay, in most cases. With that being said, courts will occasionally look at several additional factors if they think the calculation to be unfair to the child or parent. Some of the other factors they will look into includes the following:

  • Your child’s age and health
  • Whether the child has any special needs
  • Whether either parent has debts or liabilities
  • Tax consequences
  • Your child’s education
  • Your custody agreement
  • The number of children you have

If you have any lingering questions regarding how child support works in New York or how our firm can help ensure your child gets everything they need, it is in your best interest to reach out to an experienced Nassau County family law attorney today. Our legal team is on your side no matter what you are facing.

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