Becoming a parent is a major role for any individual in Missouri and elsewhere. It not only takes a lot of work and dedication but it also takes finances to raise a child. Many may not fully expect the amount of money that goes in to provide the needs for a child, and this amount can feel significant when parents divorce and one parent is ordered to pay child support.
At the Stange Law Firm, P.C., our experienced attorneys have worked through a wide range of child support matters. In some cases, they are fairly straightforward and are negotiated to amicable results. Others can be high-conflict, causing a lengthy battle to ensure child support payment is not only established but also enforced.
Unless parents have equal custody and make the same amount of money, one parent will likely be ordered to pay child support. This is done to ensure the best interests of the child are served, which can be accomplished by providing the child with the financial support they require. The calculations of this amount can vary greatly, and it will be based not only on the income of each parent but also the custody arrangement in place.
When custody is in question or is modified, this can also impact child support. Thus, our attorneys are prepared to help our clients throughout the Midwest to understand their rights and options when it comes to securing the child support they are owed.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s child support web page. Whether you seek to establish a child support order, enforce a current order or modify the order that is in place, it is important to fully understand your situation and what rights you have. This can help you take the best possible action, especially when it comes to serving the best interests of the child.