Legal issues that involve children can be particularly challenging for parents to work through. However, it is essential to make sure that children are provided with the care they need and make every effort to pursue a healthy outcome. Child support can be especially difficult for certain families, from the perspectives of custodial and non-custodial parents alike. If you are facing any child support matter, or expect that child support will be a contentious issue during your divorce, it is vital to recognize that every case is different.
Depending on your circumstances, there may be a number of issues that could have an impact on your child support case. From your financial situation to a child with special medical requirements, the amount of child support that parents are required to pay (and able to receive) varies from one case to another. There are many other factors that courts go over when making decisions on child support, such as child support for children from previous relationships, day care expenses, academic costs, college enrollment, and more.
Working through child support issues can be tough, but it is very important to handle these matters properly. Parents may face a variety of financial challenges when they find themselves unable to pay child support or receive payments from their child’s other parent. By having a good idea of what courts consider when making child support decisions, parents may find that working through child support issues in court is easier.
Browse to our law office’s same-sex divorce section for more on child support.