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CSSA Child Support “Income Cap” Increased as of January 31, 2014

Child Support
As of January 31, 2014, the combined parental income used for purposes of calculating the presumptive amount of child support amount under New York’s Child Support Standards Act (CSSA) increased from $136,000 to $141,000. This increase was automatically triggered by a provision of New York’s Social Services Law, which requires an increase in the “income cap” when there is a change in the Consumer Price Index. The... Read more »

Court Imposes Ultimate New York Child Support Enforcement Remedy: Prison

NY Domestic Violence
A New York parent who fails to pay his or her child support obligations faces a long list of potential penalties, including forfeiture of their driver's license and passport.  In truly egregious cases, courts can sentence non-compliant child support obligors to jail.  This is precisely what happened to the obligor-father in the case Longman vs. Longman. Last week, the Appellate Division for the Second Department upheld a trial court... Read more »