New York Child Support Calculator

Child support calculator

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 2024.

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

Regular nights
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

New York

Child support payments in New York are calculated using the income shares only method. Payments depend on the combined income of the parents as well as the number of children eligible for support. A bigger combined income or extra children typically means higher payments.

The amounts transferred also depend on each parent’s income share or income percentage. New Yorkers paying the most support are non-custodial parents with high incomes. The biggest receivers are low-income parents with primary physical custody and a high-earning payer.

We refer to the method as "income shares only" since New York lacks a well-defined way of adjusting payments for the exact amount of parenting time each parent contributes. A parent’s share of care time is not a detailed part of the guidelines, as is usually the case with income sharing models.

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% of combined income, Two children: 25%, Three children 29%, Four children: 31%, Five children: minimum of 35%.

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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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