Understand Your Rights And Responsibilities Regarding Child Support
The law and society, in general, expects parents to support their children, whether they are together or not. You and your child’s other parent are both responsible for nurturing your son or daughter. When the two of you are separated or divorced, this usually means one parent will make child support payments to the other, based on factors such as where the child sleeps most of the time, which parent’s income is higher and any special needs of the child that bring about greater expenses.
Our Firm Can Help You Find Answers And Solutions
Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott, P.A., understands parents’ concerns regarding child support. Will you be required to pay more than you can afford? Or will you receive less than you need? How can you ensure that all the income and resources of both parents are taken into account fairly as child support amounts are being determined? What if you need help with enforcement or modification of child support?
Our devoted, experienced child support lawyers have abundant knowledge and empathy to help you find your way forward through any family law matter.
How Child Support Is Calculated
Child support is determined by state guidelines. The state has devised the NH Child Support Guidelines, which is a formula that considers several factors to determine how much child support one parent must pay to the other for the support of their minor child(ren).
Under some circumstances, a deviation from the state guidelines may be warranted, where the child support amount may be lower or higher than what the formula calls for. An insightful, experienced family law attorney on your side can help you understand when and how to push for a deviation from the usual guidelines or protest if the other parent asks for too much.
How To Get The Legal Counsel You Need About Child Support
All issues affecting you and your child are important as you approach a divorce or settle parenting issues brought about by separation. If you have questions or concerns about child custody, visitation, parenting time or child support before or after a court order is in place, contact us for an appointment. Our law firm represents family law clients in Maine and New Hampshire. To schedule a consultation with an attorney, call 603-319-1074 or send us an email message.