Child support is decided by state guidelines described under the Child Support Standards Act: Child support is calculated as a percentage of the adjusted gross income of the non-custodial parent. This law also states that both parents are required to share in their child’s financial support to ensure that the child is given an appropriate standard of living.
The child support percentages are as follows:
1 child: 17% of the combined parental income
2 children: 25% of the combined parental income
3 children: 29% of the combined parental income
4 children: 31% of the combined parental income
5 or more children: No less than 35% of the combined parental income
There are many variables to this formula. It’s more complex if there is a split or shared custody arrangement, if there are children from a previous marriage, or other support requirements.
The parties are also responsible for the childrens’ health insurance, unreimbursed health care expenses, child care expenses, and educational expenses.
Please call or text the law firm of Itamar Levy & Associates, PLLC at 347-685-4510 and speak with one of our lawyers regarding your support matter. It is our goal to ensure that your family receives the advice you need to make informed decisions that are in your best interests.