Question #14: What are the statutory child support requirements?

Each state has its own requirements. The State of New York Domestic Relations Law (D. R. L.) Section 240 provides a complex statutory requirement depending upon the income of the parents and the number of children. The basic amount, however is 17% for 1 child, 25% for two children, 29% for 3 children, and 31% for 4 children, all percentages calculated on the combined parental income of both parents. The actual figure will vary depending upon a number of complex factors which require consultation with an attorney well acquainted with this provision. For additional information please call us at Divorce Solutions.