Raising a child can be an expensive endeavor even as a couple. As a single parent, it can sometimes seem unbearable. Whether you are the custodial parent receiving the support or the non-custodial parent providing it, child support is one of the most financially trying aspects of divorce. Child support is the legal system’s way to ensure that both parents remain responsible and reliable in the financial aspects of raising their child, well after the divorce is final.
There are many factors which influence child support cases, and the service of a knowledgeable family law attorney will go a long way towards helping your case. When choosing a divorce attorney it is very important to find someone who you are comfortable working with because they will be your guide through the entire process, including custody and support. In Missouri, the guidelines for child support primarily take into account the needs of the children, the income of each party, and the costs for child care and health insurance. Depending on your individual circumstances, your attorney will help you understand how to prepare and what to expect.
The Carson Law Firm knows that you value your role as a parent, and you want what’s best for your child. Your child support settlement must be fair. We will work with you to develop reasonable expectations, build a plan, and then go to work on accomplishing the goal.