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As A High Earner, Can I Use New York’s Standard Formula In Calculating My Queens Child Support Payment?

In a high income child support matter, judges in Queens take a different approach to how child support is structured.

Rather than the formula applied to most parents, couples whose joint income is above $150,000 or so may, at the court’s discretion, choose instead to evaluate the particular needs of the child or children and develop a payment based on that.

Since “high income” covers a lot of ground, it’s hard to know up front what the court will expect of you.

If you and your former spouse jointly earn $250,000 a year, the features of your case may look very different than two parents who jointly earn millions of dollars a year.

As a high earner, expect that the court will want to know the particulars of the costs associated with raising your child, and that support will be tied to that number.

There are ways to protect your earnings while still providing a comfortable life for your child. Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with a Queens child support attorney.