Child support is the amount of money that a court orders a parent or both parents to pay every month to help pay for the support of the child(ren) and the child’s living expenses. In New York, parents have a legal duty to support their children until at least the age of 21 or until the child is emancipated. This is true of both parents even if they never marry or divorce. When parents do not live together, often one parent ends up paying child support to the other. Whether you expect to pay or receive child support, you need to retain a lawyer who will look out for your best interests, as well as your child’s.
If you are about to begin the process of establishing child support for your family, are struggling to make child support work, or think that changes are required to your current arrangement, you need a lawyer that will help you get through the process easily and affordable. The Perlmutter Law Firm can help you design a child support arrangement that works for you or modify your existing arrangement to ensure its fairness.