When a marriage ends in divorce or when unmarried parents separate, both parents remain responsible for the care and well-being of minor children. It is often appropriate for one parent to pay child support to the other for this purpose.
Child support is not the right of either parent, but rather the right of the children. The amount of child support is determined by a set of guidelines that take into account factors such as:
- The number of children
- The income of each parent
- The cost of day care and health insurance
- Special needs of the children
While child support can sometimes be determined by a simple calculation, there are factors that can complicate matters significantly. For instance, if one parent is self-employed, determining his or income is more complicated than simply adding up payslips. In some cases, people hide income or are accused of the same, creating a contentious legal matter that must be handled with care.
At Conmy Feste Ltd., in Fargo, our lawyers have significant experience handling child support issues for clients in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. We can guide you through initial child support proceedings as well as child support modifications and enforcement.
We are committed to protecting the best interests of children in a broad range of family law issues.
Talk to a Fargo Child Support Attorney Today
Our lawyers are here to guide you through these complex legal matters. To discuss your child support issue with an experienced family law attorney, contact our firm today online or by telephone at 701-353-0454.