Saturday, July 19, 2014

In revisiting child support every few years, my ex claims that my ex's income & assets are not relevant -- other than for....

Q:  calculating the pro-rata share of certain obligations such as summer camp. But isn't my ex's income relevant to calculating child support itself in some way -- even though my ex is the recipient of that child support?

A:  David's Answer:  While technically the custodial parent's income is considered in the calculation, as a practical matter your ex's income doesn't effect the amount of basic support unless combined income exceeds $141,000 (& even then, greatly so) or there was some basis to argue that the amount was "unjust or (grossly) inappropriate. You're best advised to schedule a consult with a White Plains Child Support lawyer for a full assessment.  -- David Bliven, Westchester Child Support attorney (

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