Determining Who Pays Child Support
On Jan. 1, 2011, two changes in the child support guidelines of our state went into effect. The first allows for a parent to receive a credit if they pay for day care that is “work-related.” The allowable daycare expenses can be up to $5,000 a year for one child, $9,000 for two children, and $12,000 for three children or more. Day care expenses due to education or training are also covered under the law. Our firm will be able to explain all the child support guidelines you need to know and will answer any questions you have. The issues surrounding child support can become complicated and are often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. The court makes decisions about this issue based upon several criteria, which include:
- Which person was most involved in raising the children
- The parental rights of both parents, the income of each parent
- The standard of living that was enjoyed by the children during the term of the marriage
In many cases, there will be no child support awarded, as the children will have their time split between the parents. In other cases, health insurance is an issue that must be resolved with regard to which parent will be responsible for keeping payments current.
Why You Need a Portsmouth Attorney for Child Support Cases
Our firm’s team has a great depth of experience in resolving all legal situations involving child support, including modifying an existing court order when a child’s needs change, or when a parent’s circumstances change with regard to employment or remarriage. It is important that your case is addressed professionally, as the outcome will impact your family for years into the future. We are very familiar with state law and the formulas used to make decisions and can advise you on what to expect should your case be decided at trial. It is often more productive and better for all parties that these issues are resolved through mediation. Our Carrol County divorce and family law attorneys service clients throughout the greater New Hampshire area, including Portsmouth and the entire Rockingham County area! Contact Kalled Law Offices, PLLC, at 603-945-7259!