New York City Child Support Attorney
Spousal support (alimony) and child support are critical issues in many divorce cases. Several factors determine the amount of child support that a child is entitled to receive, or whether spousal support will be part of your final judgment. When you are already stretched thin both emotionally and financially, trying to keep these details straight can seem next to impossible. You may need a lawyer who will take the time to learn the details of your specific situation and then clearly explain your options.
The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C., applies 25 years of matrimonial and family law experience to guiding clients towards making choices that are in the best interests of their family. We will guide you through the process with dignity and help you and your family move forward with your lives. Contact a New York City child support lawyer for a free initial consultation.
Understanding Child Support
Basic child support, from a custodial standpoint, refers to a regular payment that is made by one parent to cover the expenses of a child who is primarily residing with the other parent, in order to offset the increased cost of food, shelter, and clothing. In a joint custody dynamic, parents might naturally share more of these costs. In such cases, a negotiated payment might deviate from standard formulaic calculations.
We can help you resolve child support concerns through mediation, collaborative settlement negotiation, or by helping you navigate the Family Court and Supreme Court systems. Our knowledge of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut law provides for airtight and fully legally compliant settlement agreements and stipulations.
Manhattan and Queens Spousal Support Lawyer
One key element in many divorces or legal separations is the issue of spousal support. The courts can award this monetary payment to one spouse from the other based on factors such as:
- The length of the marriage
- Each person’s occupation and income
- The health and age of each person
- Assets held and debts owed
- The potential future income of each person
A relatively new New York State law (effective since January of 2016) had developed a formula to calculate spousal maintenance for the lower income spouse. While this formula is increasingly applied in the courtroom setting, many couples reach more personally tailored results by negotiating the fair amount and duration of spousal maintenance in a safe and productive environment, either in mediation or using a collaborative professional. If you choose to mediate, we will provide the guidance of an experienced neutral professional to help you reach the best solution in the most cost-effective process. If mediation is not possible, we can represent you in a settlement negotiation.
Call an Experienced Child and Spousal Support Lawyer
Contact a spousal support attorney at the LawFirm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Sundays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and evenings by appointment. We accept Visa, MasterCard and payments through PayPal.