New York has developed formulas for both child support and spousal support.  Although these formulas are “presumptive” — meaning that the Court is supposed to order these amounts in most cases, the law also provides that the Court can make exceptions to the general rule if persuaded that it would be appropriate to do so.

You can easily figure out what the presumptive support is in your situation, if you have the most recently filed tax returns.  Two good websites for getting this information are:


By inserting you and your partner’s income and the number of children you have, you can find out how much child support and how much spousal support (called maintenance) the Court would presumptively award to you.

For more information about how the child support and spousal support laws might affect you, make an appointment for a consultation with one of our lawyers by calling 845-896-9651.