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Seeking child support or custody on Long Island

Divorce and separation are difficult for anyone. Even amicable breakups can result in animosity over the tough decisions that have to be made. One of the largest difficulties is around any children that were born and raised during the relationship or marriage.

Making sure that children are able to live their best lives is the main concern of dutiful parents, as well as the Child Support Enforcement departments of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. These authorities can help parents and children make sure that parents continue to fulfill responsibilities after divorce or the end of a relationship.

Child Support Enforcement can help find a parent who owes child support or establish paternity to identify a legal source of child support. They can also field a claim for child support and issues a court order that requires support to be paid for health care and other vital needs.

These support orders may also require adjustment due to inflation or other circumstances. Enforcement divisions can modify existing orders to ensure children are properly cared for and financed.

Basic support awards are largely based on a person's income and the number of children that require support. This ranges from 17 percent of an income for one child to more than twice that for five or more children.

Parents on Long Island who require help securing child support or are seeking child custody may get help for these legal pursuits. Legal representation can be a valuable ally to parents navigating court requirements for seeking child custody or the best possible support for their offspring.

Source: Nassau County, "Child Support Enforcement," accessed Dec. 27, 2017

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