Child custody and support issues are some of the most highly contested issues in a divorce or parental separation. If you are preparing for separation and there are children involved, it is important to work with a knowledgeable family law attorney.
At Corash & Hollender, P.C., we have been serving clients on Staten Island for more than 30 years. Today, we provide knowledgeable legal representation for people engaged in a wide range of family law disputes.
We work to resolve these disputes effectively and efficiently, while always considering the best interests of the children involved. Contact our offices today to discuss your legal concerns with a skilled New York lawyer.
In New York, child support levels are established through statutory guidelines. Generally, the noncustodial parent will be expected to pay a set percentage of his or her income to the custodial parent. This percentage is based upon the number of children, with little concern for other factors that might seem relevant.
Additionally, parents may be required to split certain costs such as medical expenses, educational costs and extracurricular activities.
Child custody and visitation arrangements can vary widely, depending upon your individual circumstances. Unlike child support, there are no statutory guidelines to meet — so the child custody arrangements can be as creative as necessary to meet your needs.
However, this means there is more room for negotiation, which can prompt more strident disagreements. When attempting to create a mutually acceptable child custody arrangement, it is important to work with a lawyer who is an effective negotiator. Our family law attorneys are highly skilled negotiators, and will work diligently to protect your interests. Joint custody is often the preferred arrangement, but this requires a willingness to work together to protect the best interests of the child.
Modification and Enforcement
Generally the child custody terms established in a divorce decree are intended to last until a child becomes an adult. However, life circumstances may change, warranting a change to the original arrangements. Noncustodial parents are expected to meet child support obligations, but sometimes these payments fall into arrears.
We represent parents who are seeking the modification of a custody or support arrangement, and those who are opposing such modifications. We also provide skilled representation for enforcement actions, to ensure that children are fully protected.
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