You should be getting a local attorney to help you thru the final stages of divorce. I believe you would have a different level of support for true shared physical custody, you would in my state, and you should have the proper level put into place before the divorce is done not after. I defer to my NY-based colleagues for more specifics, but hire an attorney to help you thru this and her other roadblocks.
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Yes, unfortunately parenting time is not determinative of child support obligations, however you may be able to still negotiate the support amount if the divorce is not finalized. Contact an attorney.
If you truly have your children 1/2 the time, you should seek a lower child support amount. If you make more than your wife and have the children 1/2 the time, you will still be the non-custodial parent in terms of child support, however typically courts order a lower amount. If you have your children 45% of the time for example, child support would not change even though you have substantial time with the kids.
Contact an attorney for a divorce, custody, and child support issues. If you have split or sole custody, then child support changes.
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