Seeing That You Are Treated Fairly When Determining Child Support Payments

In nearly every divorce or other family law matter involving children, it is essential to evaluate how much child support you should expect to pay or receive. While New York law provides specific child support guidelines that amount to a "formula," actual child support calculations may be impacted by a range of factors that only a qualified attorney can anticipate and explain.

If you would like to review the New York Child Support Standards chart, follow this link and read through the information. Of course, for a comprehensive explanation tailored to you and your situation, don't hesitate to reach out to my Binghamton or Johnson City offices.

Representation To Ensure Fair Orders And Counsel To Help You Plan Ahead

I am attorney Lauren S. Cohen, and I work closely with each client I serve to enable sound decision-making and informed planning for life after divorce. This includes assessing how child support orders may be affected by circumstances such as:

  • Various custody and visitation arrangements, including shared custody
  • "Add-on" expenses that are sometimes disputed, such as day care costs, educational and medical expenses and those addressing the special needs of a child
  • High-income scenarios, including situations in which there is a major disparity between parents' incomes

Child Support Modifications And Enforcement · Decades Of Hands-On Experience

As a Binghamton area child support lawyer with nearly 35 years of family court experience, I am able to help people obtain modifications of orders when their circumstances change substantially — or defend against unjust petitions for modifications. Significant changes in a parent's income, a parent's desire to relocate with children, and various other situations all call for prompt legal counsel you can trust.

Accounting for child support may be a pivotal concern as we form strategies to deal with other aspects of your divorce, such as equitable property division and whether the court may also award spousal maintenance (alimony). I also welcome unmarried parents who need to resolve paternity issues that typically involve child support.

Family Law Services Focused On You And Your Family

You can turn to me, Lauren S. Cohen, for guidance on child support or any other family law matter. To schedule a consultation in Johnson City or Binghamton at a time that works for you, please call 607-821-0100, 866-539-2596 or reach out to me now via email.