Dedicated Child Support Lawyer
The state requires both parents, regardless of whether they were never married or are newly divorced
, to provide financial support for their child. The court issues support orders on behalf of the parent with whom the child spends the majority of the time. The monthly payment varies from case to case, but in general, the financial obligation is calculated according to:
- Amount of Time the Child Spends with Each Parent
- Total Monthly Income of Each Parent
- Total Monthly Expenses of Each Parent
- The Child’s Healthcare, Daycare, and Education Costs
- The Child’s Basic Needs, such as Food and Clothing
- Any Delinquent Support that One Parent Owes
Child Support Modifications
In the event that the parent who is ordered to pay child support has a change in income, he or she may petition the court for a modification. Modifications are common in instances of loss or change in employment, lapse in health resulting in an increase in medical expenses, adjustments to the parents’ sharing schedule, and other conditions. When your financial situation changes, talk to our attorney. We’ll help you recalculate your child support amount with the court so that it accurately reflects your current circumstances.
Defending the Wellbeing of Your Family
The laws that determine child support are in place to ensure that the child’s needs are met without causing undue financial damage to the parent who is obligated to pay. If you need support for your child or you need to recalculate your current support obligation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. As your attorney, we are fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of you and your child.