Child Support

Child support is an ongoing payment from one parent to another to help pay for the essential needs of a child such as housing, food, clothing, and other day-to-day expenses. Child support considerations may be a significant focus of divorce, custody, or paternity matters.

Types of support may include:
  • Basic child support (housing, food, clothing).
  • Medical/dental support (insurance premiums and non-covered expenses).
  • Childcare expenses.

Determining child support obligations can be a complex process. Guidelines and formulas are unique for each state. Other factors and considerations can further complicate matters, including:

  • Understanding gross income versus potential income.
  • Other non-joint children.
  • If one party pays spousal support.
  • Percentages of parenting time for each parent.
  • Additional orders for child support.
  • Which party carries insurance and costs of dependent premiums.
  • Childcare expenses.
  • Public assistance.

Questions regarding child support don’t just come up when the child is born or when parties divorce. Parents often wish to review child support determinations when circumstances such as income or expenses change.

The experienced family law attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd can help you understand the complex nature of child support and determine a course of action that’s the best fit for you and your family. Whether you’re paying child support or receiving it, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Contact us today with your questions about child support or to schedule an initial consultation.


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