Dutchess County Child Support Lawyers
Child support and spousal support may be ordered both during and after a divorce. Child support is a necessary issue for unmarried parents as well as for married couples preparing for divorce. Whatever your parenting situation, we can help. You are likely to need a lawyer’s help to determine a child support plan suitable to your family’s circumstances.
At the law offices of Stenger, Diamond & Glass LLP, our lawyers protect the rights of parents throughout New York involved in child support disputes. As one of the largest firms in Dutchess County, we have the experience and resources to fight for you.
We understand the high stakes in child custody, child support and court order modification matters when parents are separated or divorced. You can rely on our knowledgeable advocacy.
Child Support Guidelines and Deviations
When determining child support, courts typically follow New York’s child support guidelines. The first step in child support calculation is to determine each parent’s gross income. Next, the court will then settle on the percentage of that income that must go to child support. Finally, the court will prescribe proportions of child support to each parent.
Sometimes, a court finds reasons to deviate from the child support guidelines. Our New York child support attorneys can help make sure the court properly considers these guidelines when making your child support determination. Reasons to deviate from the guidelines may include:
- Noncustodial parental arrangements
- Military service or other reasons for long-term absence of a parent
- Individuals with high incomes
- Ongoing loss of income of one or both parents
- Special needs of children
Does your case merit a petition to deviate from the state’s child support guidelines? We can advise you on how to proceed if so.
Child Support Modifications and Enforcement in New York
Families change over time, even after a divorce. Parents’ incomes may change. Children may develop special needs. One parent may have a need to move for work, education or family reasons. Child support requirements therefore may change after a judge finalizes a divorce.
Our Dutchess County Child Support Attorneys Can Protect Your Rights
A newly enacted child support law has changed the rules regarding modifications. Parents need up-to-date legal advice to know when a modification can be requested and under what circumstances. We can help you understand and protect your rights under the new law.
If there has been a significant change in your circumstances, the court could modify its original order for support. We represent and defend parents interested in child support modifications.
We can also initiate legal actions to enforce child support orders if your child’s other parent has failed to pay as ordered.
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At SDG Law, our New York family law attorneys are ready to help you fight to protect your interests in child support modification and enforcement issues. Matters involving child custody, parenting time and child support can be emotional and frustrating for both parties. We can help you address the legal aspects efficiently and effectively.
Consult With One of Our New York Child Support Modification Attorneys
We treat your case with complete confidentiality, while being responsive and sensitive to your needs and concerns throughout your case. You will work directly with your Dutchess County child support attorney.
You can be confident in the teamwork approach at our law firm. Our team of experienced family law attorneys works together for the good of our clients. Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our Wappingers Falls child support attorneys at a convenient office near you.