When two marriage partners split and children are involved, child support is a very important part of the divorce that needs to be properly planned and configured. Both parents are obligated to support their children to meet any and all needs. When planning child support, it is most important to think of what the child will require to be safe, stable and comfortable in his or her home. There are several factors and guidelines that are taken into account when adjusting the amount of child support required by one parent.
Every situation and family is unique and has differing circumstances, and that is what makes these types of arrangements impossible to give a set answer to as far as “how much.” We can meet with you to discuss your situation and what you can expect when determining child support for your child or children. We advise both parents on issues involving child support, and we can help you to reach an amicable settlement with the other parent of your child. Obviously our main goal is stability and constancy in your child's life. We want to help you navigate smoothly through this transitional period and maintain as much affinity between both parties as possible.
There are some cases where child support is unnecessary. For example, if parents share rotating custody, then there may be no need for one parent to pay child support to the other depending upon the comparative incomes of the parties.
Many parents have concerns about help paying for private school tuition, after school programs or other expenses that are not taken into account in basic child support calculation. In circumstances like these, the amount can definitely be adjusted up or down to account for the extra costs.