Yes, because child support payments are typically established as a percentage of your income, a bump to your salary will mean higher payments in child support.
The good news is that the percentage will remain the same – 17% for one child, for instance – so while the dollar amount will rise with your income, you’ll also keep a higher dollar amount of your new earnings.
If you and your former spouse have developed an alternate agreement that doesn’t rely on state guidelines, you should talk to an attorney about support modification and developing a new payment structure.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we help people negotiate support agreements that protect them and their children.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to a Brooklyn child support attorney for free.