What is the Formula to Calculate the Child Support in New York?

Accel Admin   July 28, 2015   Comments Off on What is the Formula to Calculate the Child Support in New York?
  • New York uses the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA), which is a federal law to calculate what we call the presumptively correct amount of child support.
  • It is based upon the combined parental incomes and the number of children under the age of 21, which we call unemancipated children, who are entitled to receive support.
  • This is applied on a percentage basis to that number, for example one child is 17%, two children is 25%, three children in 29% and so on.
  • The incomes of the parties are compared to each other and prorated so the non-custodial parent’s annual child support obligation can be calculated.
  • So long as the court believes it to be reasonable, parties can opt out and deviate from CSSA to agree upon something else, based upon facts and circumstances of the case.