Dedicated New York City Lawyer Assists with Child Support Issues
Seasoned family advocate handles modifications and enforcement
Each parent has a legal and moral obligation to support their children financially. In New York, when a father or mother no longer lives in the same home as their child, whether the parents were ever married or not, they are subject to strict child support requirements. At The Law Office of Don B. Panush in Manhattan, I am an attorney with 50 years of experience who is committed to helping parents set, adjust and enforce appropriate child support orders. Whether you are a noncustodial parent who is making payments or a recipient seeking the funds you are entitled to, my firm provides diligent advocacy until your case is resolved.
Knowledgeable adviser protects parents and children
During a free initial consultation, I will explain how the law applies to your child support matter. My firm assists with:
- Establishment — For families with a combined income of less than $143,000, the child support rates can seem fairly straightforward. A noncustodial parent with one child is required to pay 17 percent of their income in child support, with the percentage rising if more children are involved. However, other factors can come into play for couples with higher incomes. In all cases, my firm presses for accurate reporting of financial information so that parents don’t evade their support responsibilities.
- Modification — A job loss or medical situation can affect one’s ability to provide child support at the ordered rate. No matter what occurs, however, a paying parent cannot change the payment level without court authorization. If you believe that an adjustment is appropriate or if you are opposing a modification, my firm will effectively present your case to the court.
- Enforcement — Failure to make child support payments can have serious consequences for both the delinquent parent and the child who is missing out on needed funds. I take prompt action to enforce support orders in court and to defend noncustodial parents who have been wrongly accused.
Child support is mandated under state law. If you have a concern, don’t delay or take matters into your own hands. My firm will pursue the legal relief you are entitled to.
Contact an established New York child support lawyer for a free initial consultation
The Law Office of Don B. Panush advises New York City clients on child support issues and disputes. Please call 347-518-4141 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my Midtown office, located a block away from Columbus Circle.