In New York, as in most other states, child support is calculated using a formal that is written into state law. While this formula may seem relatively simple at first, there are some special circumstances, that, if not addressed, can seriously throw off the outcome. For instance:
A person’s income for child support purposes may be different from what is on his or her tax return. For instance, certain employee benefits and stock earnings may be included.
A child’s after-school activities, unreimbursed medical expenses, private school tuition and other special expenses may increase the child support owed by the paying parent.
I am experienced at working with my clients to carefully identify and document all sources of income for both parents, as well as other relevant information. Only then is it possible to put all the numbers into the child support formula and come out with the legally appropriate result.