When parents in Rockland County make the decision to get divorced, they will have to address many factors related to the children they share. The parent that will spend more time caring for the child is known as the custodial parent, while the other parent is considered the noncustodial parent. The courts typically order the noncustodial parent to pay child support to help maintain the child’s standard of living and contribute to providing for the child. The court will take a number of different factors into consideration when they have to determine the amount of support that the noncustodial parent is required to pay.
First, they will consider the New York Child Support Standards Act, which takes a percentage of the parents’ combined income to support the number of children they have together. The percentages are as follows:
- One child- 17%
- Two children- 25%
- Three children- 29%
- Four children- 31%
- Five or more children- at least 35%
The court will also consider factors such as the age and health of the child, the specific needs of the child, the earning capacity and income of each parent, the tax implications, among many others. If you have questions about child support in Rockland County, contact our firm today.
The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC is an experienced divorce and family law firm located in New City, NY. It is essential to retain effective legal guidance during such pivotal times in life. Contact our firm today to discuss your legal matter and get the quality legal representation you deserve.