Every child is entitled to financial support from both parents. Child support is based on a state formula, accounting for visitation and parents’ incomes. Sometimes one parent fails to pay support, or sometimes parents just need some help figuring out a fair amount. We also work with clients who feel that obtaining support from the other parent is not worth the effort. However, financial support is one of many roles and obligations of a parent. Each parent should live up to that obligation for the child’s sake. We work with parents to establish, review, and modify support when appropriate, to ensure that children receive the assistance they deserve.
A order awarding support is usually not final. It can often be changed if a parent/spouse experiences a substantial change in circumstances. Support modification can result in hearings and trials just the same as with original divorce or paternity cases.