Katherine Ryan, Esq. earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, currently ranked as a first tier, "Best Law School" by U.S. News, where she specialized in Family... more
Katherine Ryan, Esq. earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, currently ranked as a first tier, "Best Law School" by U.S. News, where she specialized in Family Law and Domestic Violence. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ryan graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in English. Ms. Ryan is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.