Factors that Contribute to Amount of Child Support
Has the previously entered child support order become outdated due to a substantial change in circumstances? Has the payor’s income changed, or has the cost to support the child increased for the custodial parent? Contesting unfair or outdated child support orders after your divorce is critical, because specific procedures must be followed in order to modify support and minimize costly arrearages. This can often be done amicably by an agreement with the parties. If, however, court intervention is required, you can be confident that we will identify and raise all relevant factors that benefit your side.
In exceptional circumstances, the courts can deviate upward or downward from the statutory guidelines. In deviation cases, evidence must be presented to the Judge so that he can make a specific finding as to why a deviation from the guidelines is in the child’s best interest.
Additional Child Support Obligations
In addition to the above child support, the payor parent may be ordered to contribute financially to health insurance, daycare expenses, educational expenses, and even extracurricular expenses.
Every case is different and many factors are considered in setting support obligations. At Motta & Motta LLC, we have significant experience in child support proceedings, including establishing income for support calculation purposes.
Give us a call at (630) 844-2766 to discuss your case and set up a free initial consultation.