Child support issues are not always straightforward. For example, in joint custody situations, often neither parent pays for child support. But if one parent’s income is lower than the other parents, that parent could be responsible to pay child support in order to make sure that the child’s expenses are covered while with either parent.
Each child support situation is unique and must be subject to scrutiny. The role of an experienced family lawyer is essential to help you achieve a financial contribution that meets your expectations. At the Williams Law Group, LLC, an Atlantic County child support lawyer could help protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly.
A child support attorney could help an Atlantic County parent in their case by taking the following actions:
Determining child support for the upbringing and education of children can be a controversial issue. Should we only focus on economic criteria? Should we take into account more subjective factors such as the actual needs of the child? Is any demographic disparity taken into account?
The issues are sensitive and the figures are alarming: 40% of Atlantic County child support payments remain unpaid.
In cases of separation between parents, one party may file a request for child support payments in Family Court. In cases of divorce, the judge will set the support to be paid to the spouse with whom the child resides. Support is paid monthly by the parent not raising the child. It is set according to the resources of both parents and the child’s needs.
If you are going through a divorce or separation, you may be dealing with matters involving child support. Legal representation could be crucial to a positive outcome in your case. Call the Williams Law Group, LLC today and speak with an Atlantic County child support lawyer about your situation.