Families in Queens have a number of options when it comes to child support.
While you can wait for the court order, it will be retroactive to the time of your divorce filing, and because waiting can cause hardship to your kids, there are real advantages to continuing to support them as usual.
If you and your spouse can agree on custody and support matters outside the scope of New York’s child support guidelines, you can ask the judge to allow you to waive child support in favor of your alternate arrangement.
The judge will require good cause to do so, so creating a strong petition is necessary.
Figuring out child support and the other financial elements of a divorce can feel overwhelming, especially as you transition to the new reality of parenting from separate homes and managing custody matters and visitation.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you develop the most supportive framework for your children as you divorce in Queens.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with experienced Queens divorce and child support attorneys.