A common concern of divorcing parents is what expenses are covered by child support. New York provides for basic child support and add-on child support expenses. Basic child support encompasses food, clothing and shelter and the amount is determined by a statutory formula. Everything else is an … [Read more...] about What Additional Expenses Are Covered by Child Support?
Health and life insurance are costly and the obligation to pay for it can be an issue in divorce. Under New York law, the provisions for insurance differ from other expenses encompassed within child support and spousal support. As a result, couples should be aware of their obligations and their … [Read more...] about Does Child Support and Spousal Support Cover the Cost of Insurance?
Whenever parents divorce, a court will order support for any children under the age of 21. The amount is either calculated under guidelines established by New York law or agreed to by the parties provided the agreement meets certain requirements. If one parent stops paying child support, the other … [Read more...] about Enforcing Child Support in New York
New York law provides for payment of child support until the age of 21. Basic child support covers food, clothing and shelter expenses and is calculated using a statutory formula. Add-on expenses cover all other childcare costs which are not food, clothing and shelter, such as, unreimbursed medical … [Read more...] about When Can Child Support Be Modified?
When parents divorce in New York, child support is calculated according to a statutory formula. This formula can be confusing, especially since it also leaves open certain issues for a judge to decide or for the parties to negotiate. There are several key aspects to child support that parents should … [Read more...] about 6 Things You Should Know About How Child Support is Calculated in New York
A common question by divorcing parents involves child support when the couple has joint custody of their children. Generally, under New York law, the parent who has primary physical custody gets child support from the other parent. However, if parents technically share physical custody equally, who … [Read more...] about Who Pays Child Support When Parents Share Custody?