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Navigating child custody and child support

One of the most difficult and emotionally taxing elements of divorce for parents is child custody and child support. When it comes to supporting children, both parents hold a financial responsibility they are required to uphold. That level of that responsibility can vary a great deal from state to state and case to case however. Child support guidelines contain formulas and standards that help to determine if child support should be awarded to one parent, and if so, how much.

Often, parents will not agree on how much they believe should be paid in child support each month. When this happens, an attorney is necessary to help navigate those child support guidelines. When determining child support awards, there are many factors that go into selecting an appropriate and fair amount that will be in the best interest of the child or children.

Factors for Establishing Child Support:

  • Every day expenses
  • Educational expenses
  • Extra-curricular expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Clothing
  • Dining and entertainment
  • Child care expenses
  • The income of each parent
  • Special considerations for children with a disability
  • Pre-existing child support obligations from other relationships or children
  • Child custody agreements

Whether you are fearing having to pay child support or you are seeking to gain child support, you are going to need an attorney to help you navigate the system, defend your needs, and protect the children involved. An experienced family law attorney can help you to safe guard your rights to make sure that you and your children are not taken advantage of in any way by calculating a truly appropriate child support amount for your family.

What if There are Changes to Your Case?e?

As you know, life is full of unpredictability and sometimes your financial circumstances can change. When they do, it could have a minor or major impact on your ability to either pay or receive child support. For example, if you lose your job or get a raise at work, your finances could shift significantly. There could also be a change if your former spouse incurs a change in their financial standing. If this happens, it will again be necessary to hire your attorney to seek out what is right in the eyes of the law and further protect the best interest of the child.

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