Raising children is expensive. As a result of divorce, separation, or just living in separate households, one parent often carries the bulk of the financial burden for children. Most people agree they will do whatever it takes to provide for their children. However, determining what is a fair and reasonable sharing of expenses for children can be difficult and often leads to enormous fights.
Financial Support for children can include, room and board, clothes, school expenses, daycare expenses, health insurance premiums, out of pocket medical expenses, extracurricular activities, dental expenses, and orthodontia to name but a few. If you do not currently have a child support order explaining the obligations of each parent the attorneys at Atticus Legal Group, have the experience to assist in these matters.
Child support can be calculated and ordered several ways, either through mediation, court or through the Office of Recovery Services depending on your circumstances. We can help you find the best way to get an appropriate child support award and order.
If you already have a child support order, you may need assistance in collecting past due amounts, collecting healthcare costs or insurance expenses, collecting daycare, or getting your spouse to pay their half of the costs for your child’s braces. We have attorneys with years of experience to assist with all these possibilities.
Does your child support order need to be modified? Has either your income or the other parent’s income changed? Has custody or parent-time changed such that you have your child more often and your need has increased? Depending on your child support order you may have options to seek a modification to meet your current circumstances. There are several avenues to seek a modification, and they can be confusing. You need an attorney who can assist you in seeking a modification, in the quickest and easiest way possible.
Call (801) 784-0529 to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys, wherein we can discuss your case and answers questions you may have so that you can decide if our attorneys are right for you.