Effective New York Child And Spousal Support Lawyers

Child support and spousal maintenance are contested issues in a divorce. Both are used to ensure the welfare and financial standing of individuals impacted by a divorce. At Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen, P.C., in Garden City, New York, we are committed to protecting the interests of clients dealing with child support and maintenance issues.

  • New York Child Support - In New York, the prime measure for calculating child support is the income of the parents. However, in cases where a parent's income is approximately $175,000.00 and above, the calculation shifts to maintaining the lifestyle of the child. In most cases, income is determined by evaluating W2s or income tax returns. However, many of our clients run family owned businesses or are otherwise self-employed. In these cases, we work with accountants and discover the true income of a child's parents.
  • New York Spousal Support - Spousal support is paid by one spouse to another to maintain their standard of living after a divorce. While the courts favor durational maintenance over permanent alimony, they consider a number of factors when considering support awards. These factors include length of the marriage, age and health of the parties, job skills and employability, special needs, and each spouse's potential to be self-supporting.

While child support and spousal maintenance are often handled independently, support matters are often closely linked. A parent's income for the purpose of child support and child support payments may be adjusted when that parent is ordered to pay maintenance.

Our attorneys are committed to examining all aspects of our client's situation when handling child and spousal support matters. Our objective is to help our clients and the children maintain the lifestyle they have become accustomed to during their marriage.

Contact Our Garden City, New York Support Lawyers

If you are considering divorce and have any questions about child or spousal support matters, please contact an attorney at Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen, P.C. Our lawyers can be reached by phone at (800) 722-1342.