Decades Of Experience In Support-Related Cases

For more than 40 years, the law firm of Burger & Green, LLP, has been representing both men and women in child support and spousal support (alimony) matters. Our attorneys are deeply familiar with the applicable laws and statutes, and we know how to effectively assert our clients' rights in these cases.

Child Support Includes Medical Insurance Coverage And More

After divorce (or if the parents were never married), the children will typically live with one parent more than with the other. The noncustodial parent, the one with whom the children do not primarily reside, is responsible for making regular financial payments to help support the children.

Both parents, however, are responsible for contributing in various ways to the care of their children. Support can include payments for day care costs, health insurance coverage, money to cover educational expenses and more.

Our lawyers are skilled in analyzing complex financial information in order to develop accurate statements of net worth, which are used to help calculate child support payments. The number of children also plays a role in determining the final amount.

New York Has A New Statute That Impacts Spousal Support

Recently, a new statute went into effect in New York. This statute established a mathematical formula for calculating temporary support and durational support after divorce. It gives divorcing parties more certainty about what to expect. (Previously, New York had spousal maintenance guidelines regarding temporary support, but there was no established formula for ongoing support after litigation.)

This new formula is not arbitrarily applied in all situations, however. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to deviate from the formula. This is at the court's discretion, and the court will look at numerous factors before agreeing to a deviation. Having an experienced attorney on your side can make a significant difference in such cases.

Get Answers To Your Support-Related Questions

If you have questions about financial support, or if you are involved in a dispute and need efficient advocacy, contact Burger & Green, LLP. You can reach our New York City office at 212-235-1786.