Divorces are often complicated. It’s an emotional time for a couple, as it is the dissolution of a marriage. There are so many details to think about. The couple must decide how to divide the assets, who gets to keep the house, and so on. Unfortunately, child custody is an important issue that must be figured out. For the children’s sake, the more civil and friendlier the process is, the better on the children. Child support goes hand-in-hand with child custody and is often a point of contention among divorcing parents.
Child support in Setauket, NY is money which is paid to one parent from the other parent in order to help take care of the children’s needs. The money can be used for anything related to the children’s needs. This can include clothes, diapers, food, child care, and healthcare, just to name a few.
A parent must have custody of the child more than fifty-percent of the time to be eligible for child support. There are cases in which child support is ordered for children who live with parents equally. If parents can agree on child support based on income guidelines, it may not have to go to court. If an agreement can’t be made, the issue will go to court for a judge to rule on the amount of child support.
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An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal maze when it comes to obtaining or paying the appropriate amount of child support for your situation. There are also situations in which the details of child support can be revisited. Contact us to learn more about our family law services and how we can help you through this stressful time.