Unfortunately, relationships do not always work out. When a couple decides to end their relationship, complications may arise – especially when there are children involved.
The child support guidelines are a good starting point in determining a child support obligation, but your New York matrimonial law attorney should not stop there. The law office of Vivien I. Stark, P.C. investigates every factor in your family law case to determine the best possible outcome for you and your children.
When children are involved in a divorce, there is an obligation to ensure that they are financially taken care of until they are 21 (or under 21 if they are in the military, married, or otherwise self-supporting, or if they have left the home). That obligation is child support. However, when there is “substantial change” in circumstances, a modification of child support may be warranted.