Queens Child Support Lawyer

Helping Parents Pursue Fair and Appropriate Child Support Awards

Child support can be a contentious issue in divorce and family law cases. The breakup of a household can stretch each parent's financial resources further than ever before, and both parents may feel like they are being asked to contribute too much to their children's expenses.

At the Law Office of Schachter, P.C., we help parents pursue fair outcomes in child support cases. Queens child support attorney David B. Schachter has more than 30 years of legal experience, putting him in a strong position to help clients seek the results they deserve.

Understanding How Support Is Calculated and When It Can Be Modified

Like most states, New York has a very specific set of child support guidelines. In most cases, the noncustodial parent is required to pay child support to the custodial parent, and the amount of support is calculated using a formula that takes into account factors such as:

  • Each parent's gross annual income
  • The number of children from the relationship
  • The annual child care expenses for each child
  • Any child support being paid to other children

Whether you are concerned about how much child support you will have to pay or how much you will receive, we will work with you to pursue a favorable outcome. Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to argue for a deviation from the normal child support formula.

If you are already paying child support and you can no longer afford to make your payments, or if you are receiving child support and the other parent is trying to get his or her support obligation lowered, we can represent you in child support modification proceedings.

Bronx and Brooklyn Child Support and Modification Attorney · 888-337-2679

Mr. Schachter and the staff members at our firm are committed to helping parents protect their rights and interests in child support disputes. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced child support lawyer, please contact us at 888-337-2679 or by e-mail.