It is true that being a parent is a wonderful and rewarding experience, but it is also a time-consuming and costly responsibility. Many parents are having trouble financially supporting themselves and their children with the increasing costs of medical insurance and child care.
At the Venzon Law Firm PC in Buffalo, our attorneys make sure custodial parents have the financial resources needed to pay for the costs associated with raising their children.
Paying For The Costs Of Raising A Child
New York State permits judges to order child support payments above and beyond the normal payments recommended in state guidelines under the Child Support Enforcement Act. Additional support obligations are often required to help custodial parents pay for the additional medical expenses, child care and educational costs associated with raising their child.
Venzon Law Firm PC helps clients obtain the support they need to pay for health insurance, day care and education:
- Day Care — when the custodial parent works — or is in school or training — parents must share the costs of day care.
- Medical Expenses — parents share the cost of their child's health insurance and uninsured health care costs based on a proportionate share of their income.
The Right To College Tuition?
In New York, children have the right to receive child support until age 21. Children may even be able to legally require their parents to pay for college expenses under certain circumstances. Parents cannot waive their duty to provide child support because this right belongs to the child and not the parents.
Contact Venzon Law Firm PC
For experienced and dedicated legal representation during the divorce process and help with child care expenses under New York law, contact Venzon Law Firm PC today. Our lawyers have been helping clients navigate the child support process for more than 30 years. Call us at 716-262-8282 or toll free at 800-583-6960 to set up a consultation.