Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

Tag Archives: Presumptive Formula

C.S.S.A. Recitiation Requirements Relaxed for In-Court Child Support Sipulation

Posted in Child Support (C.S.S.A.)
The required C.S.S.A. recitation in an oral open-court stipulation by which the parties explain why they have agreed to a child support obligation varying from the presumptive C.S.S.A. formula may not have to be as “precise” as that required in a written stipulation. Such appears to be the holding of the Appellate Division, Second Department, … Continue Reading

Settlement Agreement’s Failure to Include C.S.S.A. Recitation Invalidates Entire Agreement

Posted in Agreements and Stipulations, Child Support (C.S.S.A.)
The First Department, in its February 19, 2013 decision in David v. Cruz, threw out an entire settlement agreement because of its failure to include  language required by the Child Support Standards Act. The C.S.S.A. sets out a presumptive formula for the calculation of a parent’s child support obligation. Parents are free to agree to … Continue Reading

Awarding Child Support to the “Non-Custodial” Parent

Posted in Child Support (C.S.S.A.)
“There is a gap in New York’s child support statutes. They do not contemplate a custodial parent paying support to a non-custodial parent. The Family Court Act does declare that both parents are chargeable with the support of their children. Moreover, the Family Court Act does not make a distinction between the “custodial” and “non–custodial” … Continue Reading