Legal Representation In Child Support
The lawyers at Ostertag O'Leary Barrett & Faulkner assist clients in a wide range of child support matters. We handle child support issues related to divorce.
We also represent unmarried parents facing matters of child support in family court, as well as those seeking modification or enforcement of an existing child support order.
How Much Child Support In My Situation?
New York state uses a set of guidelines (the Child Support Standards Act) to determine the amount of child support to be paid. While it is possible to use the guidelines yourself, working with a lawyer can reduce complications and protect your best interests.
Particularly, if you or your spouse earns a high income, the guidelines may affect you differently. It is important to work with an experienced advocate who can do more than just arithmetic.
Enforcement And Collection Of Child Support
New York state offers child support collection services, but parents may also benefit from working with an experienced attorney to explore other collection options.
At Ostertag O'Leary Barrett & Faulkner, we can work with you to create solutions that may not otherwise be available through state agencies.
For example, many people do not know that it is possible to collect delinquent child support payments from a parent’s pension. You do have options, and we can help.