Components of Child Support
• Basic Child Support this is the amount usually paid every month as part expenses for the child’s basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter, along with other every day expenses such as entertainment among others. The basic support begins with the gross income of each parent. From this gross income, two kinds of allowable deductions will also be made. The first is the chief deductions which consist of FICA, Medicare tax, Yonkers tax, New York Tax; and the second is the alimony and child support which should be paid by the non-custodial parent to the child of his previous marriage or to his former spouse.
• Add-On Support This is the non-custodial parent’s contribution to the child’s educational, medical and other expenses.
The OCSE is given the authority to deduct the amount of child support from the non-custodial parent’s salary, bonuses, commissions, pensions and other non-employment benefits right away once that parent failed to comply with the law by not giving his child the necessary child support NY.
In cases where the non-custodial parent fails to comply with the order; the OCSE can and will bring the matter to the court. If this happens, the offender; if found guilty; can be jailed for up to six months. He will also be ordered by the court to deposit additional amount as payment for a three-year child support. The New York law states that non-custodial parent needs to provide the child support NY to his child until he becomes 21 years. Once the child is able to support himself in terms of financial matters prior to reaching 21, the non-custodial parent is given an option to discontinue the support. He could approach the court for the necessary review of the previous court order.