NEW YORK CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF NEW YORK’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
New York’s child support laws have seen significant updates over the last decade to ensure the well-being of children while considering parents’ circumstances.
2013: Child Support Guidelines Update
– Regular updates of child support guidelines to reflect economic realities.
2014: Efficient Payment Disbursement
– Implementation of efficient methods for disbursement of child support payments.
2015: Holistic Child Well-being Focus
– Emphasis on the overall well-being of the child in child support considerations.
2016: Strengthening Enforcement Measures
– Introduction of robust enforcement measures for consistent child support payments.
2017: Income Verification Enhancements
– Introduction of improved income verification methods for accurate calculations.
2018: Simplified Modification Procedures
– Simplification of child support modification procedures for parents’ convenience.
2019: Responsive to Changing Dynamics
– Consideration of changing family dynamics in child support calculations.
2020: Online Resources Accessibility
– Provision of online resources for parents to manage child support cases.
2021: Ongoing Guidelines Review
– Continuous review and updates of child support guidelines.
2022: Shared Parenting Support
– Promotion of shared parenting arrangements for fair support calculations.
New York’s child support regulations reflect its dedication to children’s well-being and parents’ responsibilities, ensuring equitable and consistent support calculations.
Parents can agree on an appropriate level of child support to cover the needs of the child.
The state will seize bank accounts, benefits, tax returns and suspend licenses for parents that do not meet their child support obligations.
Child support payments are automatically garnished from wages and paid to the custodial parent. Child support in New York State usually ends when the child turns 21 but can continue if the child is disabled. Failure to pay on child support debts will impact one’s credit report as well as disqualify several benefits such as unemployment insurance.