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.
Once child support is determined, it is not set in stone. There are ways that both parties can seek a modification of this amount through the courts. With over a decade of experience, the attorneys at Beckerman & Granados can help you get the modification you deserve.