New York Child Custody Lawyer, Child Support Attorney
The state of New York expects both parents to contribute to the financial support and parenting of their children, even if the parents are divorced or were never married to one another.
About Child Support
The Saratoga Springs child support lawyers of DeGraff, Foy & Kunz, LLP, help parents establish, modify and enforce fair child support payments.
Child support is established by a formula that includes your income, how many children you have and how much you currently pay in child support for other children. We can help you determine the proper figures to use in the child support calculation.
Modifying Child Support Obligations
Should you experience a significant change in circumstances, due to the loss of a job, for example, we can also file a petition to change the amount you pay in child support. It is important to note that the change, if successful, will be effective only to the date on which the petition is filed, not to the date of the change in circumstances. That is why it is important to discuss the issue with an attorney as soon as possible.
As in all matters involving minors, the court will make decisions about custody and support that are in the best interests of the child or children.
Child Custody Arrangements
We can help parents develop workable plans for child custody and parenting time. Because of our experience in family law issues, we are able to anticipate and address issues that may become a problem in the future by being very specific in the terms of the child custody arrangement.
We help parents establish child custody as part of the divorce process, and we help clients modify court-ordered child custody arrangements after divorce.
While much of our work involves divorced or divorcing parents, we also represent unmarried people who have children together. We represent mothers who wish to establish paternity in order to obtain child support. We also represent fathers who wish to establish paternity in order to have the legal right to visitation or custody.
To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact the family law attorneys of DeGraff, Foy & Kunz, LLP, by e-mail or call toll free 866-842-6197.