Child Support 

Brooklyn Child Support Attorneys

Serving Kings County & Beyond

If you are a parent, New York law says you are responsible for the financial support of your child until the child turns 21, even if you have never lived with the child or do not live with the child now. After divorce, the noncustodial parent will be responsible for paying child support to help pay for the needs and education of the child.

Child support may include:

  • Cash payments based on the parent's income and the needs of the child
  • Health insurance for the child
  • Payments for childcare
  • Payments for reasonable health care costs that are not covered by health insurance
  • Extracurricular activities
  • A portion of childcare incurred to enable the custodial parent to go to work

At Arnel Law Firm, we represent parents in child support disputes. Whether you are the prospective payor or the payee, we can make sure you pay or receive a fair amount.

Call our Brooklyn child support lawyers at 718-550-3024 for a free consultation.

We Understand Child Support Payments

The court multiplies the adjusted gross income by the standard guideline percentage for the number of children (child support calculator).

These percentages are as follows:

  • 17% for 1 child
  • 25% for 2 children
  • 29% for 3 children
  • 31% for 4 children
  • At least 35% for 5 or more children

Child support agreementIf the child has proven special needs, or if the case involves substantial family assets, the court may order above-guideline child support without further reference to the percentage.

At Arnel Law Firm, our Brooklyn child support lawyers provide comprehensive and customized legal guidance regarding the establishment of child support. Whether you are seeking child support or you want to protect yourself from paying more than your fair share, we have the knowledge to assist you in reaching a fair resolution efficiently and cost-effectively.

Child Support Modifications

Family court magistrates determine the amount of child support the noncustodial parent will pay based on the parent's adjusted gross income and the number of children involved. Either parent can petition the court to modify child support if their circumstances warrant a change.

Reasons for modifying support payments include:

  • Job loss or promotion
  • Decrease or increase in salary
  • Long-term changes in a child's situation, such as a chronic health condition that requires additional support

Financial Training That Protects Your Interests

Attorney Curt Arnel's training as a certified public accountant provides value and protection in your child support matters that most attorneys cannot provide. He understands business balance sheets, tax returns, complex accounting records, and tax issues that may be critical to setting the proper child support payments. He knows how to speak the language of financial matters, how to find hidden income, and how to protect your interests.

If you are presented with a situation in which the other parent is not paying court-ordered child support, we can help with enforcement by contempt, wage garnishment, or other steps to ensure your child's needs are met.

We work with clients thoughout Manhattan and Queens. Contact us at 718-550-3024.

Our Clients' Stories

  • “After being referred to Mr. Arnel by the New York City Bar Association, I met with him to discuss my desire to get a divorce. Mr. Arnel was very knowledgeable and attentive. He explained the legal ...”

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  • “After meeting with quite a few lawyers for my custody and support cases, Curt was the only one who showed some understanding and concern. He made me feel comfortable and was always available to answer ...”

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  • “They have been extremely well prepared for court appearances and are not afraid to speak up to refute the opposing party or get their point across.”

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Why Hire Arnel Law Firm?

  • Personalized solutions for you.

    Every case has its own unique circumstances that requires a methodical, thoughtful plan.

  • Protect your assets and future.

    Safeguarding your best interests is always at the forefront of our approach to your case.

  • Experience makes the difference.

    No matter how simple or complex your case, experience is essential in obtaining results.

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