3 Child Support Facts
Did you go through a divorce recently and have questions about child support? Check out these 3 child support facts, then call our attorneys.
In the State of New York, with regard to child support, there exist two chief components: basic child support, a calculation that is determined by a statute called the Child Support Standards Act, and add-on expenses on top of a parent’s basic child support obligation. Those add-on expenses are unreimbursed medical expenses, health insurance premiums, and daycare expenses. Extracurricular activity expenses are not necessarily included, but parents who have a separation agreement can agree in a divorce to include them, even though they are not required to do so by the statute.
Filing Child Support Order Objections
After a hearing in front of the Support Magistrate in Family Court, if you received a child support order, the appeal process is not difficult. Your appeal, although your filing is instead called objections—then goes to one of the Family Court judges. Your attorney drafts the objections and submits them to court. The time frames are short, but the process is not complicated. You do not have to appear in court for the objections; instead, they are simply submitted to the judge, and the judge then enters a ruling. The judge may request a transcript of the hearing, and that can delay the process, but such a delay does not make the process any more complicated.
How Long is Child Support Paid in NYS?
- Child Support runs until the age of 21, unless a child emancipates themselves sooner
- Ways that a child can emancipate themselves includes leaving a parent’s home, obtaining their own housing, starting their own family, or joining the military
- The court cannot order Child Support past the age of 21 without the parent’s agreement
Did you go through a divorce recently and have questions about child support? After reading these 3 child support facts that we are asked very often, then give our Saratoga Child Support Attorneys a call to schedule a legal case evaluation and consultation.
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