New York child support is defined as a sum paid either by court order or by a valid agreement between the parents for care, maintenance, and education of any unemancipated child under the age of twenty-one years. See Domestic Relations Law section 240[1-b][b]. Child support is generally set pursuant to a mathematical formula to the Child Support Standards Act. The statute defines “basic” child support as the outcome of a mathematical formula set forth in guidelines, subject to increase on the basis of various factors, including health care, child care, and education, the latter commonly referred to as “add-on” expenses. See Domestic Relations Law section 240[1-b][b].
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