3 Child Support Tips
If you have questions about child support and child custody, check out these 3 child support tips and contact our office today.
Child Support if You Become Full Custody Holder
As an Albany Child Custody Attorney I am often asked about stopping child support if you become the full custody holder. The best thing to do is contact the family court and have your payments terminated. Even if custody changes you are still viewed as owing that money. I advise clients as an Albany Child Custody Attorney that the only way to just stop paying is if you direct pay the child’s mother, but we still recommend going through family court.
My Spouse Received a Bonus, How Does That Calculate with Child Support?
- Some courts will assess Child Support based on the base income alone, and will add a prevision each time a bonus is made
- Other courts will simply assess child support based upon the entire income from the prior year, or an average of the last 2 or 3 years
- The party that receives the bonus is paying support on all income, including anticipated bonuses, which may not be fair
Your Ex Isn’t Paying Child Support
- If your ex isn’t paying court-ordered child support, a petition for enforcement of support should be filed in family court.
- Consult with an experienced attorney for guidance in taking the appropriate steps.
- If the support order was incorporated into a judgment of divorce, that agreement or judgment may contain specific language governing first steps.
Are you going through child support problems and have questions? After reading our 3 child support tips, contact experienced Saratoga Child Support Attorneys for guidance.