Orange County Child Maintenance Attorneys
At Silver, Forrester & Lesser, P.C., in New Windsor, New York, we provide effective and efficient legal representation for child support and spousal maintenance issues. With years of experience, our attorneys are widely regarded as some of the best family law attorneys in the Hudson Valley region.
To talk to a lawyer about your child support and maintenance issues, call us at 845.764.4757 or toll free at 866.687.1338.
Child Support Under New York State Law
In New York State, child support is determined by a series of guidelines listed out in the Child Support Standards Act. Under the guidelines, child support is based on the adjusted gross income of the non-custodial parent, but in certain circumstances, courts will deviate from the guidelines and award more support if necessary. Courts may also take into account the money needed for weekly child support, day care, education costs, health insurance and medical expenses.
The best way to get the child support outcomes you need is to work with an experienced lawyer. We have been representing families in child support matters for years and represent families using practical advice that keeps children's interests in mind during this emotional time.
Spousal maintenance — often called alimony — is awarded according to a formula. This is a recent change, as payment arrangements used to be left largely up to the discretion of a judge, who would take a number of factors into consideration such as the length of the marriage and income disparity.