When going through a divorce, it is a painful and emotional process as much as a legal one. Knowing your options and how to protect yourself as well as your assets will be key.  Consulting with a matrimonial law firm in Suffolk County, NY, like Gulotta and Gulotta, is an essential step to equipping yourself with the knowledge you need.

If you’re looking for a law firm that will treat you like family and take your case seriously, then you have come to the right place. Our clients mean everything to us and we pride ourselves on putting extra time and effort into the cases we take on so that we can help you get the results that you deserve.

How Our Matrimonial Law Firm in Suffolk County, NY, Can Help You With:

  1. Divorce Proceedings
  2. Maintenance (Spousal Support)
  3. Post-Divorce Custody and Visitation
  4. Post-Divorce Child Support

Our matrimonial law firm in Suffolk County, NY, will make sure you are protected and receive the proper financial support you need. The division of property, sale of marital homes, cars, bank accounts, pensions, and retirement benefits are just some of the assets we aim to protect. We will guide you through the process of divorce and support you every step of the way.

What is child support?

Child support is money paid by one parent, often the noncustodial parent, meant to support the child’s needs and expenses. Expenses include general coverage such as childcare, healthcare, education, and other expenses.

Who pays child support?

The parent or guardian who lives with the child for more than half the time is often awarded child support. However, a variety of factors are considered, including which parent makes the most income.

How can you be awarded child support?

Consult with Gulotta and Gulotta to help you file a petition for child support in family court. We will advocate for and protect your rights at all court appearances to have the opportunity to reach a child support agreement and trial if need be.

How does the court decide how much child support should be paid?

In short, a formula is applied according to child support guidelines which determine the income of both parents, including:

  1. Income
  2. Social Security benefits
  3. Veteran’s benefits
  4. Unemployment insurance benefits

Then the court multiplies the combined income of both parents by a percentage depending on the number of children. Some percentages include:

  1. 17% for one child
  2. 25% for two children
  3. 29% for three children

Matrimonial law firm in Suffolk County NY

As you can see, the process for divorce and determining child support benefits and custody can be a daunting process to pursue on your own. Meeting with an experienced matrimonial law firm in Suffolk County, NY, like Gulotta and Gulotta, will help you to understand your rights and what you are entitled to. We take the process head-on for you and will guide you every step of the way. Schedule an appointment here! We look forward to standing with you.


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