Determining custody and visitation of your children can be one of the hardest and emotionally draining experiences in your life. But after custody and visitation has been decided, you will have to deal with the financial side of raising your children. You may or may not be the one awarded custody, but either way you will be seeking child support payments or will be required to pay child support to the custodial parent.
Attorney Brian King understands the importance of protecting the well-being of your children and your financial situation. Brian will help you fight for child support payments the other parent is morally and ethically responsible to provide to help raise your children. Brian can help you:
- Calculate the fair, proper and legal amount of support to help cover day care, medical needs and educational costs
- Help ensure that all court ordered child support payment obligations are fulfilled and enforce those that are not
- Modify a current child support order if financial situations change due to loss of job or an increase in income
- Dispute any paternity that may have an affect on child support payment or parental visitation
Basics of Child Support
You are legally responsible to financially support your minor children until they graduate high school, turn 19, or become legally emancipated, whichever occurs first. Child support payments are generally paid to the parent who has primary custody of the children. The financial ability of the custodial parent to support the children does not mean the non-custodial parent will not have to pay child support. Even in shared or joint custody agreements, one parent may be required to pay child support to help cover the financial needs of the children.
Child Support Modification
Either parent may request a modification to a current child support order. Some reasons to request a modification may include the loss of a job, increased income by the parent paying child support, increased medical bills for the children or educational costs. However, each case is different and that is why you need a qualified attorney to help you modify your current child support order.
Child Support Enforcement
After an order of child support has been issued by the family court, you must start paying the court ordered payments. Failure to do so can have drastic repercussions on your life and the life of your children. If the other parent has stopped paying their court ordered child support payments, contact Attorney Brian King to discuss your options to enforce the court order and receive the financial support you deserve.
King Law Offices helps parents in Champaign, IL and the surrounding areas with establishing parenting for child support, initial child support orders, modifications to child support and enforcing child support orders when the other parent fails to pay. Contact Attorney Brian King to help ensure your children have the financial support they deserve.