Brooklyn Child Support Attorneys

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Divorce or separation can be challenging, both emotionally and financially. One of the most important factors to consider is how your divorce will affect your children. Most likely one of your top priorities is ensuring that your children don't suffer because of your divorce. For this reason, it is crucial that you get an experienced Brooklyn family law lawyer on your side to ensure their best interests are put first. Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. has been helping parents with their child support issues for almost 50 years combined.

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Our main focus is to help you negotiate and litigate fair child support payments. We thoroughly understand the New York State guidelines for calculating support, know where the wiggle room is, and do everything we can so the court gets complete and accurate financial data to arrive at the amount most favorable to our client. When fairness requires us to object or appeal a decision, we have every confidence on making the best case to support our client's rights.

How is child support calculated in Brooklyn?

The court will look at a wide range of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Financial resources of non-custodial and custodial parents, and those of the children
  • Physical and emotional health of the child — any special needs as well
  • Potential standard of living of the child should the marriage remained intact
  • Tax consequences of both parents
  • Educational needs of either parent
  • Gross income of non-custodial and custodial parent

Each parent will have to disclose their finances for review to each other, as well as the court. If you believe that your spouse has presented inaccurate or fraudulent accounting, our firm will work with you to uncover the truth. No matter how complex your case is, we are fully prepared to handle it!

Child Support Attorneys Negotiating Fair Settlement Agreements

Couples who can be reasonable with each other and want to spare themselves the emotional and financial toll of litigation can often negotiate child support as part of their overall divorce settlement agreement. The couple can present the signed agreement to the court in an uncontested divorce. As long as the amount of child support does not deviate unreasonably from the state guidelines, the court will usually approve that portion of the settlement.

Our family law lawyers are thoroughly familiar with the New York child support guidelines and can effectively negotiate a settlement that has a good chance of gaining court approval and lets you move on with your relationships. We intentionally limit our caseloads so that we can provide personalized support to all clients.

Call Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. today at (718) 717-1005.

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