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Question #14

What are the statutory child support requirements?

Each state has its specific 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 one child, 25% for two children, 29% for three children, and 31% for four children, all percentages calculated on the combined parental income of both parents. The actual figure will vary depending upon several complex factors that require consultation with an attorney well acquainted with this provision.

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