The law calls for a percentage to be applied to combined parental income up to $143,000. What happens if your and your spouse's combined incomes exceed that number?
To calculate regular child support payments, you add both parents' income, apply a percentage to it, and assign proportionate responsibility for the resulting number between the parents.
Child support is the financial support parents are required to provide for their children. Child support is the responsibility of both parents and, in New York, is required until children turn 21.