How Does Child Support Work in New York?

Child support is the financial support parents are required to provide for their children. Contrary to popular belief, child support is the responsibility of both parents.

Calculating Monthly Child Support

Calculating the first part of the child support award—i.e., the regular payments from one parent to another—is a three-step process.

New York Child Support for High-Income Families

To calculate regular child support payments, you add the parental income together, and apply a corresponding percentage to the lesser of the combined parental income or a sum assigned by statute (currently $163,000).