Simple Child Support Calculator
For a simple and easy calculation of child support in New York, we recommend using the NYC Child Support Calculator.
The NYC Child Support Calculator is quite simple and easy to use. You can also expect it to be accurate and kept up to date in 2021.
For the state of New York, we advise against using a different calculator as the results may be innacurate or misleading.
New York Parenting Time Calculator
While New York child support guidelines focus on which parent is the "custodial parent", parenting time shares have the potential to affect child support. Actual parenting time percentages could influence the order a judge makes or how much parents agree to.
Use this overnights calculator to work out your parenting time percentage. Most states measure parenting time based on overnight stays.
Calculate annual overnight stays
Vacation nights each year*
183 overnight stays per year.
50.0% of parenting time.
* Vacation nights are all nights when the regular schedule does not apply.
How Child Support is Calculated in New York
Child support payments in New York are calculated using the income percentage method. Payments are calculated as a fraction of the non-custodial parent’s income. The more children involved, the higher amount that will generally have to be paid.
New Yorkers paying the most child support have high incomes and multiple children. The biggest recipients of child support are parents with primary care of multiple children where the paying parent has a high income.
In practice, the estimate produced by the NYC Child Support Calculator is adjusted to reduce the gross income by Medicare, FICA and local NYC taxes. In addition, the court may, under certain circumstances, deviate from the formula.
Like most states, New York uses a formula that takes into account the income of both parents and the number of children to determine the amount of income that must be paid. One child: 17% Two children: 25% Three children 29% Four children: 31% Five children: minimum of 35%Naomi Schanfield
New Yorker child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse and Albany. Variations in support payments may be made by the agreement of parents or at the discretion of a judge presiding over your case.
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