Securing the Support Your Child Needs
For parents, raising a child in today’s world requires a substantial amount of money. When parents divorce, the focus quickly turns to who will have custody of their children and how they will go about making sure their children are properly supported. If you are going through such a divorce, you need a knowledgeable child support attorney looking out for your interests.
How is Child Support Determined?
In Missouri, a formula is used to determine the proper amount for child support payments. The formula used comes from Form 14 and consists of a variety of factors, primarily the income of both parents. With the help of a skilled attorney, you can make sure that all of the information being used to determine child support is current and accurate.
Deviations from the child support formula can be allowed for unusual circumstances such as providing specialized medical care. When deviations do come into play, we help our clients determine a fair outcome that protects their children. It’s important to achieve a workable outcome the first time to avoid the need for modifications later.
Ensure That You and Your Children Are Treated Fairly
Child custody, visitation, and other issues also factor into the child support guidelines. To discuss your situation with a knowledgeable child support attorney, call us at 314-499-1476 to schedule your initial consultation.