You should plan that child support will be paid, even if you and your spouse have a perfect 50/50 split in physical custody of your child.
In most cases, even a joint arrangement will leave one parent with the majority of overnights, and that parent will be considered the custodial parent.
The non-custodial parent will pay child support in that scenario.
In cases where you can reach a 50/50 agreement, the parent who earns more money is considered the non-custodial parent, and will be expected to pay child support.
There are circumstances under which child support can be waived in joint custody situations where the costs and time investment of raising children after a divorce are shared in a relatively equal way.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, our experienced child support attorneys can help you craft a joint custody agreement that works for both parents and puts your kids first.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with a Queens custody and support lawyer.