Making Sure Your Children Have The Support They Need
When parents are not living under the same roof as their children, it is important to make sure that children’s needs are not falling through the cracks. Nothing is a higher priority than making sure that children have the resources they need to thrive regardless of their parents’ relationship status.
At Hobika Law Firm, our attorneys have been helping parents in Utica, New York, and beyond resolve child support issues for more than 50 years. Whether you are seeking to establish child support or need help with issues such as child support modification, you can rely on our team of family law attorneys to make things right for you and your children.
How Is Child Support Determined?
In New York state, child support is determined by a formula that looks at the incomes of each parent and the financial needs of the children. The formula is very straightforward, but the key is making sure that the numbers being entered into the formula are accurate. Our attorneys know the tricks that some people use to hide assets in these cases and will make sure that accurate financial information is being used to determine child support payments.
In extraordinary situations, such as those involving one parent with an extremely high income, a judge can choose to deviate from the child support formula.
Modifying Child Support
If there is a significant material change, such as a job loss or a lucrative promotion, a child support arrangement can be modified to reflect the new reality of the situation. If payments are not being made, we can pursue an enforcement action on your behalf to make sure you are receiving the child support you deserve.
Answers To Your Child Support Questions
We want to make sure you have the information you need so you can have peace of mind knowing that your child support issues are being handled properly. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a lawyer. Call our Utica office at 315-327-2849 or 800-587-9559.