New York State has a specific law, called the Child Support Standards Act, that calculates the basic amount of child support. The basic child support obligation to be paid by the non-residential parent is based upon a percentage of the combined parental income. In addition to the basic child support obligation, the non-residential parent may have to pay for a portion of the child’s health care, child care, and educational expenses.
Raising a child takes financial resources and you have the right to receive adequate support from your child’s other parent to assist you. Conversely, if illness or the loss of employment creates the need to change the amount of child support paid, a modification proceeding may be appropriate. A Child Support agreement or order may be modified upon a showing of a substantial change in circumstances, and in some cases where 3 or more years have passed since the order was entered, last modified or adjusted, or where there has been a change in either party’s gross income by 15% or more since the order was entered, last modified, or adjusted.
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