Child Support & Spousal Maintenance

Westchester Child Support Attorney

At our boutique matrimonial and family law firm, Gravett Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to helping people understand and deal with New York’s complicated child support and spousal maintenance (alimony) laws.

Contact our experienced child support and spousal maintenance (alimony) lawyer with the know-how and understanding to resolve these issues that are crucial to your children’s welfare and your financial future.

Child Support

Levels of child support in New York are generally determined by a legally mandated, mathematical formula. The basic child support obligation consists of a percentage (based on the number of children) of the combined parental income.

We often work with forensic accountants to discover the real income of parents in our efforts to make sure that your child’s educational or special needs are adequately provided for.

From altering support arrangements, to providing for children born out of wedlock through the process of paternity testing, to enforcing support orders, we will get the facts to make your case and meet your children’s needs.

Spousal Maintenance

Unlike child support, there are no mathematical guidelines in New York for calculating spousal maintenance or alimony. Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is based on the pre-separation standard of living and a wide range of other considerations, including length of the marriage, income, children, and earning capacity.

In evaluating claims for spousal maintenance (alimony) in high net worth divorces, we often work with forensic accountants to review lifestyles, find real income, and structure support to maximize tax benefits. We draw on the same strengths of financial insight and analysis that we employ in our estate planning practice to establish and evaluate spousal maintenance (alimony) claims in cases involving large incomes, varied assets, and vast business holdings.

We also advise on balancing household cash flow between the parties, on wasteful dissipation, and on earnings potential of a non-working spouse.

Divorce Without Remorse

Practicing exclusively in the areas of matrimonial and family law, we understand that these issues deeply affect your financial future and your children’s welfare. We approach all of our clients’ child support and spousal maintenance (alimony) issues with the high standards – of quality, service, and ethics – that is the hallmark of our practice.

Contact Us

Contact Gravett Law Firm, P.C. to schedule your initial consultation at our offices in White Plains or Mount Kisco. We provide personalized legal representation and complete commitment to our clients in Westchester and Putnam Counties.