Child support is a crucial issue for parents who are divorcing. For the parent who will be receiving child support, establishing a new household with children can be very costly. Child support payments can create a level of financial security that the children need and deserve. For the parent who is obligated to pay child support, it is critical that your payments are appropriately set or you may find yourself under severe financial stress that could threaten your ability to meet your household's financial obligations.
The state employs a guideline formula for determining child support levels. Additional factors to be considered include:
- Health care costs
- Education costs
- Day care costs
One of the most important factors to get right during the determination of child support is the itemization of income. For those who are self-employed or who have other unique income structures, it is important that income is properly assessed or the formula may create an unfair burden or leave the children without sufficient support.
Decades of Experience and a Commitment to Providing Real Solutions
At the law offices of Law Offices of Mel Coxwell, we understand how to create a proper itemization of income that will help you secure an appropriate level of child support. We are committed to helping our clients through this and all other aspects of divorce. We will use our more than 20 years of trial experience to help you secure the best possible resolution.
Child Support for Unmarried Couples
When child support matters arise outside the confines of marriage, parents must go through the same sort of calculation as divorcing parents to determine child support levels. We can help you secure appropriate child support.
Contact Brandon Child Support Modification Lawyer Mel Coxwell
When child support is an issue, either as part of a divorce or as a stand-alone issue, you need experienced guidance and the representation of an advocate who can help you protect your relationship with your child. Turn to Law Offices of Mel Coxwell, for representation backed by two decades of experience. To schedule a free initial consultation with our Jackson child support lawyer, call 601-724-8723, toll free at 800-344-5992 or contact us online.