Suffolk County Child Support Attorney
Helping Suffolk and Nassau County families through divorce
Child support equitably divides the financial obligations of raising children between both parents. Paid by the noncustodial parent, the amount is determined by the formula contained in the Child Support Standards Act.
For the past 32 years, Nassau and Suffolk County child support attorney Gary P. Field has effectively guided parents in the complex and evolving laws governing child support obligations and rights. Gary calculates the amount established by the Child Support Standards Act and creatively negotiates when and how to deviate from the guidelines to create a fairer distribution of child support responsibilities. He negotiates an amount that is fair to you and your child and that might include:
- Cash payments
- Health insurance premiums
- Child care expenses
- Health care costs not covered by health insurance
New York child support standards
New York courts typically follow the child support standards when deciding the amount the noncustodial parent should pay. However, courts have the discretion to veer from the percentages prescribed by the statutes when parents earn a combined annual income that exceeds $136,000. The court considers such additional factors as:
- Lifestyle of the children during your marriage
- Costs of private school
- Expenses for extracurricular activities — such as sports or music lessons
- Extraordinary medical expenses
- Special needs of the children
- Child care arrangements
As a divorce attorney in Suffolk County, Gary uses the guidelines as a base to negotiate for the most beneficial divorce settlement and skillfully advocates for a more equitable amount based on your individual circumstances.
Consult an experienced Long Island lawyer about child support issues
Learn more about establishing equitable child support and Suffolk County custody, or your family in a Suffolk or Nassau county divorce. Call the Huntington, NY Law Office of Gary P. Field at 877.919.0485 or contact our law firm online to schedule an appointment.