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Factors Affecting Child Support

Child support is a fundamental element in divorce cases involving minor children. Typically, the non-custodial parent pays the custodial parent a set sum of money each month. This money is given to help pay for the child's educational expenses, food, clothing, medical care, and other costs that directly affect the child. This money is provided with the best interest of the child in mind, so that they can be cared for after the divorce. The goal of the courts is to provide the child with a similar lifestyle to that which they were living prior to the separation. This is typically the court's primary determination as to the amount of child support necessary.

The factors that determine child support are: the child's age, the income of both parents, the employment history of both parents, the custody agreement, visitation rights, and the number of children in question. The specific situation determines the child custody at the point of divorce, but this amount often needs adjustment.

Modification of Child Support
After a separation/parental agreement has been established, situations may arise that cause a modification of child support to be necessary. Life constantly changes and some situations may ultimately affect one's ability to pay or need to receive child support, such as loss of employment, serious illness, shift in the child's needs, and change in the income of parents. Speak with one of our Monroe divorce lawyers if child support modification is necessary.

Enforcing Child Support
There are different methods of support when it comes to enforcing a court-ordered child support arrangement. A case evaluation can help our firm determine how to best execute the legal proceeding. Child support may need to be enforced if a person willfully declines to pay what is required. In this case, a bench warrant may be issued for his or her arrest. The court can also order a wage garnishment if they ignore the court's order.

Assistance with Child Support

When you are in need of help with child support, our firm can be available to make sure that your rights are protected. We do everything in our power to protect the rights of our clients. We will not back down if it is in the best interest of the child. Contact a lawyer at our firm for help with any issue involving child support.

Collins Family Law Group - Monroe Divorce Attorney
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