Child support in NY goes until the age of 21. However, there are ways that your child support obligation can end before then. Emancipation, in the family law context, is when a child becomes financially independent of their parents before they reach the age of 21. Some examples are joining the military, leaving home and working full time, or even finding their own special someone and marrying.
There is a special formula used in NY to determine the non custodial parent’s child support obligation which is set by the Child Support Standards Act. Call our office today to find out what your child support obligations could be.
There is a difference between physical and legal custody. Physical custody is where the child primarily resides. Legal custody is based on decision making power. The major categories of legal custody consist of educational, religious, and medical decisions. Make sure your rights as a parent are protected; call our office today to learn about your rights!