Child Support

Brooklyn Child Support Lawyer

My representation includes assisting individuals in high-asset child support cases. I have the capacity to address complex child support concerns, assist non-custodial parents served with child support petitions and various other child support issues. Many parents are worried about paying too much in child support; I can protect your rights and ensure your children's needs are met.

Do you have questions about child support payments? Contact the Law Office of Virginia Geiss today to arrange your consultation.

Representation in child support cases since 1978

I have been a Brooklyn family law attorney since 1978. My experience includes representing custodial and non-custodial parents in virtually every type of child support dispute. This includes cases involving child support guidelines, child support modification, child support enforcement petitions and paternity.

How is child support determined in New York?

Child support payments are determined based upon statutory guidelines. The non-custodial parent (the parent who is not awarded physical custody) must pay a percentage of his or her income to the custodial parent. In some situations, the non-custodial parent may have to pay a portion of the children's health care and education expenses.

It is possible to deviate from the guidelines. An experienced attorney can successfully advocate for a deviation from the guidelines. Child support issues often involve college and private school tuition. In these situations, the parent's ability to pay must be established.

As your attorney and advocate, I can protect your rights and ensure you fair treatment under the law. Contact my Brooklyn office today to arrange your consultation.