New York law mandates that all legal parents must provide economic support for their kids. The state of New York has enacted official child support standards to help calculate how much financial support should be paid in a given circumstance. That being said, it is often difficult to apply the state’s child support guidelines to real-world scenarios. Child support disputes can arise for many different reasons.

At The Colwell Law Group, LLC, our Ulster County family law lawyers have considerable experience handling complex child support cases. We always work hard to ensure that our clients’ parental rights and financial interests are protected. If you are going through a child support dispute in New York, please do not delay in reaching out to our law firm today for immediate assistance.


What You Need to Know About the New York State Child Support Guidelines

If you are involved in any type of child support dispute, whether you are getting divorced, or you were never married, the first thing that you need to consider is how the New York state child support guidelines apply to your case. These official guidelines are material to all child support cases arising within Ulster County. Though, assuming good cause can be shown, you may be able to deviate from the general child support guidelines. Notably, the child support guidelines require the paying parent to comply with the following:

  • One kid: 17 percent of income;
  • Two kids: 25 percent of income;
  • Three kids: 29 percent of income;
  • Four kids: 31 percent of income; and
  • Five kids: At least 35 percent of income.

For the purpose of New York family law regulations, the term ‘income’ refers to a person’s ‘gross income’. While gross income is sometimes a simple and straightforward calculation, that is not always the case. Often, disputes arise over income calculations. This is especially true in complex child support cases, where support is being paid to multiple different parties.  

We Handle All Types of Child Support Cases

Child support disputes take many different forms. You should always be represented by a lawyer who can serve your unique needs. At The Colwell Law Firm, LLC, our Ulster County child support attorneys handle the full range of legal cases. Regardless of the nature of your child support dispute, our legal team has the knowledge needed to effectively advocate for your rights and interests. Among other child support cases, our legal team frequently handles:

  • Adjustment of gross income claims;
  • Disputes over child support orders;
  • Paternity claims;
  • Claims for past due child support;
  • Retroactive child support cases; and
  • Child support modifications.

Consult With Our Ulster County Child Support Attorneys Now

At The Colwell Law Group, LLC, our skilled New York child support and child custody lawyers are dedicated to providing the best legal service to our clients. To get immediate assistance with your child support case, please contact our legal team today for a fully private consultation. We serve family law clients throughout Ulster County, including in Kingston, Marbletown, Marlborough, New Paltz, Olive, Plattekill, and Rosendale.

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