Non-custodial parents, who do not have physical custody of a child, may be required to pay child support. These payments are meant to cover expenses such as the child’s shelter, food, daily living, and other ordinary expenses. When parents have shared custody, the higher-earning parent is usually required to make child support payments to the lower-earning parent.
Parents are usually required to pay child support until the child turns 21 years of age or is deemed emancipated by the court after becoming self-sufficient, getting married or joining the military.
How We Can Help
The amount of child support payments is determined by a statutory calculation that, in general, is based on the non-custodial parent’s income minus his or her Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) deductions (i.e. Social Security and Medicare) times a percent of income based on the number of children involved. The family and matrimonial law attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC in Syracuse can help custodial and non-custodial parents with the following:
- Preparing and filing a petition for child support
- Preparing and filing a petition for upward child support modifications
- Preparing and filing child support violation petitions
- Preparing and filing a petition for downward child support modifications
- Assisting members of the military with child support concerns
- Preparing and filing an emancipation petition requesting the termination of support due to constructive emancipation or abandonment
Tully Rinckey PLLC’s child support lawyers can represent parents throughout Central New York, including Syracuse, Cicero, North Syracuse, Manlius, Liverpool, East Syracuse, Cazenovia, Baldwinsville, and DeWitt. Call today to schedule a meeting with one of our child support attorneys at 315-492-4700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view a video about our consultation process.
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