The Court decides who gets custody based on the "Best Interests of the Child".
See the Child Custody page to find out more about what factors
are considered when the Court determines what is in the best interest of the child, and the types of
custody available in New York.
Regardless of whether your are in Divorce Court or Family Court, child support is
calculated pursuant to the Child Support Standards Act (CSSA). Use the use
NYS Child Support Calculator
to calculate child support payments.
Maintenance in a Divorce is Calculated Pursuant to the Maintenance Formula. Use the
NYS Maintenance Calculator
to calculate the amount and duration of temporary and post divorce maintenance payments.
You can pay with Cash, Personal Checks, Money Orders, Certified Bank Checks,
Credit/Debit Cards, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.