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Child Support

Divorce is common in the U.S., and so is the issue of child support. When a couple gets divorced or separates, the court may order a parent to pay child support.

Usually the non-custodial parent, or the parent who does not have the child (children) in his or her custody, is responsible for paying child support.

Child support covers a child’s basic living and medical expenses as well as education. However, proper legal assistance ensures that the court also considers other factors when determining the final amount.

Determining child support for each parent depends on the number of children you have and a percentage of your income. While most child support cases can be resolved easily, others such as high net worth divorces are complicated, which is why it is imperative to hire an experienced attorney.

Attorney Ian S. Mednick has advanced experience with child support issues. He understands the crucial and delicate details on both sides of the issue and works hard to ensure that your interests and needs are represented fairly.

Child Support Calculations

Percentages of combined parental income:

  • 17 percent for one child
  • 25 percent for two children
  • 29 percent for three children
  • 31 percent for four children
  • 35 percent for five or more children

To calculate combined parental income, the court uses your most recent tax returns. In addition, the courts have the right to establish new percentages for combined parental incomes above $136,000. The final percentage amount varies from case to case.

The Law Offices of Ian S. Mednick has been defending the rights of divorcing clients involved in child support issues for many years. Our team has the professional and technical resources to determine the calculation of child support.

A child support attorney can help you obtain an order for child support as well as enforce the order once it has been issued. Our primary goal is the well-being of your child, which is why an experienced attorney is crucial to the process.

Mr. Mednick will work aggressively on your behalf.

Contact a Long Island child support attorney for compassionate and experienced legal representation you can trust.