FAQs: Child Support

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At what age are children no longer subject to support and custody judgments?

In custody matters, there is no legal authority to make a custody order once the child reaches the age of 18 years. In child support matters, parents are responsible to support their child until the age of 21 years. Child support can be extended beyond the age of 21 by agreement. For example, parents may choose to support a child until he or she reaches age 22 or completes a four-year college degree, or longer. [...]

At what age are children no longer subject to support and custody judgments?2019-12-18T16:16:20+00:00

How does remarriage affect child support and custody arrangements?

Remarriage does not affect support orders or judgments. If there is a modification of support sought after remarriage, the new spouse’s income must be disclosed as income for the household. However, it is not used in the calculation of the parent’s support obligation. If one spouse remarries and the income of their household doubles, that does not mean the child support will increase. The new spouse (or step-parent) does not have a legal responsibility to [...]

How does remarriage affect child support and custody arrangements?2019-12-18T16:16:24+00:00

How is child support determined?

In New York State, child support is determined by the Child Support Standards Act. the law sets forth formulas and factors the court may consider in determining support. To analyze your particular situation, go to childsupport.ny.gov and/or nycourts.gov. Generally, the parent who has the majority of the custodial time is legally defined as the “custodial parent” and the person entitled to receive child support from the other parent. In New York, whoever has the majority [...]

How is child support determined?2019-12-18T16:16:12+00:00