Yes, whether or not you and your child’s other parent are married when your child is born, every parent in Queens has an obligation to support their children. If you are divorcing or divorced when your baby is born, your spouse has the same responsibilities for financially supporting their child … [Read more...] about Will My Spouse Have To Pay Child Support If I File While I’m Pregnant In Queens?
No, unlike other common post-divorce payments like spousal maintenance, child support payments are not counted as taxable income, and they cannot be deducted by the spouse who pays them. When you calculate your gross income for the IRS, you’ll simply leave out the child support payments you’ve … [Read more...] about Will I Pay Taxes On The Child Support Payments I Receive In Queens?
Under the child support guidelines used by judges in Queens, the amount of child support is determined by combining the income of both parents, multiplying that by a number based on the number of children the couple shares, and then dividing that amount proportionally between the spouses. The … [Read more...] about Why Is My Income Relevant For Child Support In Queens If I’m The Custodial Parent Who Provides Food, Shelter, And Transportation?
If you voluntarily change jobs to a lower-paying role and then petition the court for a lower child support payment, you probably won’t like the result. Judges in Queens frown on parents attempting to get out of child support payments by intentionally lowering their earnings. For a judge to … [Read more...] about If I Take A New Job In Queens That Pays Less, Does It Shrink My Child Support Payment?
Probably so. As in most jurisdictions, courts in Queens presume paternity for a child born in wedlock, and when a married father takes proactive steps to affirm paternity, like signing the birth certificate and actively engaging in raising the child as his own, courts frown on attempts to later get … [Read more...] about If I Signed The Birth Certificate Knowing The Baby Wasn’t Mine, Do I Still Have To Pay Child Support In Queens?
In a high income child support matter, judges in Queens take a different approach to how child support is structured. Rather than the formula applied to most parents, couples whose joint income is above $150,000 or so may, at the court’s discretion, choose instead to evaluate the particular … [Read more...] about As A High Earner, Can I Use New York’s Standard Formula In Calculating My Queens Child Support Payment?