Dealing with child support matters in a divorce in Brooklyn can be both highly emotional and financially tricky.
For many devoted parents, receiving a court order that specifies how they will provide for their children feels wrong, especially when they may contribute far more than the order stipulates.
In these situations, families do have options outside of New York’s child support guidelines.
When both parents are able to work well together and co-parent effectively, judges are willing to consider petitions for custody and support that sidestep the state guidelines and create a framework more suited to the particulars of the individuals involved.
The court will need to see compelling reasons why they should accept the alternate arrangement, but a well crafted petition by cooperative parents stands a good chance of getting a fair hearing.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that every family is unique, and that not all parents are comfortable with simply operating by New York’s child support guidelines.
We can help you create a durable custody and support agreement that lets you provide child support properly.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce and child support attorney.