Westchester County Child Support Lawyer
Protecting Your Rights to Child Support in White Plains
Whether you are seeking child support or are being asked to pay child support, it is important that you understand the child support laws in New York and your rights. With more than 65 years of combined experience, our child support lawyers are dedicated to offering our clients specifically tailored legal advice, representation and extensive explanations regarding the legal implications of their child support case. It always important that you have all of the information that is essential in making informed decisions about your case.
Dealing with a child support dispute? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Westchester County child support attorney!
Why You Can Count on Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP
With offices located in White Plains, , and Peekskill, New York, our Westchester County child support lawyers are familiar with, and regularly appear before, the Judges and Support Magistrates throughout Westchester (including the White Plains Family Court, New Rochelle Family Court and Yonkers Family Court) and in Bronx, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange Counties. This experience is invaluable as it allows us to provide you with the insight as to the practices in each Court.
Understanding Your Child Support Case
When it comes to Child Support in New York, time is very important to your claim or defense! The longer you wait to file a petition for child support or the more time it takes to respond to a petition, the passage of time may easily work against you. Under the New York child support laws, you are not “legally” entitled to receive any child support until a petition for child support is filed with the court or an action for divorce is filed with the court.
What to Expect from Our Child Support Representation
From the beginning of your child support matter, our experienced and skilled Westchester County child support lawyers will work closely with you in a caring and compassionate manner, we will listen to you and your specific needs and goals, we will make sure that you understand the child support laws as they apply to your matter, and we will aggressively advocate for your legal rights in your matter to ensure that your best interests, and those of your child, are protected and preserved at all times.
How is New York Child Support Calculated?
Child Support in New York State is calculated using a number of factors recognized under the New York State Child Support Guidelines. It is NOT just a percentage of a person's income. This widely held belief often results in the calculation of an improper amount of child support. In order to make sure that you are receiving or paying the proper amount for child support, you should contact one of our Westchester County child support attorneys, who can help you explain how the Law will be applied to your specific case.
As the expression goes, "No two people are alike" and every person's situation when it comes to New York child support should be reviewed and tailored to their specific circumstances. Let our White Plains child support attorneys use their knowledge and experience to guide you during this process.
Every client of Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP who is involved with a child support case, whether in Family Court or in a Divorce case, will understand:
- How the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) will affect them;
- How their income will be calculated in accordance with the CSSA;
- What affect "low incomes" will have on child support awards;
- What deductions will be allowed to adjust their income;
- What basic child support is and how it is calculated;
- The affect Temporary Child Support Orders will have and the calculation of child support arrears (amounts owed);
- How "add-ons" such as medical insurance, education costs and child care will be applied and considered by the parties and the Court;
- What people need to do and know in order to properly settle a child support case for an amount different than what the Law requires;
- What factors a Court or Support Magistrate may consider in determining a child support amount which is different than what the Law requires; and
- What can be done to change or modify an existing child support order?
We Offer Free Legal Consultations for All Child Support Matters
As part of our commitment to providing excellent legal representation to all of our clients, whether they are a new client, existing client or returning client, our Westchester County child support lawyers provide free initial consultations. Reach out to our law firm for more information about how our experienced White Plains child support lawyers can help you with your child support matter.
With office locations in White Plains, and Peekskill, we are able to serve Westchester, Bronx, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange Counties.
Contact our law firm for more information about how our experienced White Plains child support lawyers can help you. Schedule an evaluation today, call us by telephone at (914) 840-5104.