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Multi-State Child Support Attorneys: Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska in St. Louis (Clayton), Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Omaha, Lincoln and Beyond
During a divorce, custody or paternity case, child support is often one of the most hotly contested issues for the court to decide. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we are focused on protecting our clients’ rights while ensuring that child support is fairly and accurately calculated. To better serve our clients, we have many office locations throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska.
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How Is Child Support Determined in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska?
Unless the parents have approximately equal custody time with the children and make roughly the same amount of money, one parent will normally pay child support to the other. The parent who does not have the children most of the time generally pays support to the parent with more custody time.
Child support guidelines help parents determine how much support they will pay or receive. The guidelines in states are based on the parents’ gross or net incomes (which vary by each state) and take many different factors into account, such as daycare and medical costs. Parents must often provide tax records and payroll stubs to correctly calculate the amount. How child support works in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska is different, but the parties’ income is almost always a critical factor.
It can feel overwhelming to calculate yourself — especially because so much depends on getting things exactly right. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we take on the responsibility for our clients. Our Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska law firm represents parents who need child support matters determined as part of a divorce or paternity proceeding and parents seeking to modify or enforce an existing child support order. We will also help you understand the tax ramifications, as only one parent can claim the children as dependents.
Child Support And Custody and Visitation
“How does my parenting plan affect the amount of support I pay?” This is a question we frequently hear from our clients. The Missouri child support guidelines allow parents a “visitation credit.” This credit for the amount of overnight visitation handled by the noncustodial parent can change the amount of child support due. When divorcing parents determine child custody and visitation, it is often a factor to be considered.
When handling your child support case, we’ll consider everything to make sure that you are paying or receiving the right amount. Our work includes implementing successful legal strategies, like ensuring the amount of parenting time you receive is right for you.
Contempt, Child Support Enforcement, and Modifications
Child support orders can be modified when circumstances change substantially. When the noncustodial parent fails to live up to his or her child support obligation, child support orders can also be enforced through contempt of court, sums due and owing motions, or child support enforcement through the state. If you want a child support order changed or enforced, talking to a child support enforcement attorney can help you understand your options. In addition, our firm can assist you in filing a petition for review.
How Is Spousal Support Determined?
When dealing with spousal support (also known as alimony), the court takes a variety of factors into consideration. Whether you are receiving or paying spousal support, our law firm will work diligently to ensure that your best interests are represented. Additionally, we can help you modify the amount of spousal support when necessary.
Additional Helpful Information On Child & Spousal Support Matters
We also have pages on various other topics involving support that might be helpful to you, including the pages below and those on our menu:
Missouri child support calculator
Illinois child support calculator
Kansas child support chart
Oklahoma child support chart
Informational support videos
Child support emancipation
College education and child support
Modification of child support
Modification of spousal support (alimony/maintenance)
Daycare and child support
Division of Child Support Enforcement
Wage withholding orders and garnishments
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