When you and your spouse decide to get a divorce or legal separation, you will need to consider how your decisions affect the children you share. If you are able to remain amicable and discuss matters of child support with your spouse or the other parent of your child, it will greatly benefit your children. However, if you are unable to establish a child support order that is mutually agreeable, you will need to hire a Rhode Island family law attorney.
Our divorce and family law team at Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC can help you if you are unable to draft or enforce a child support order, regradless of the circumstances. We also provide paternity representation to unmarried parents who are dealing with child support matters in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.How is Child Support Calculated?
If the decision of child support payments is left to a judge in court, there are certain state guidelines which will be followed. However, this does not mean that a judge will make the decision you hope for. State courts use a formula which calculates the amount each party is expected to pay, considering a variety of factors. Our skilled Rhode Island family lawyers can represent you in and out of court to help you achieve your desired outcome.
There are a number of factors which might be taken into consideration if child support is calculated in court. These include:
- How many children each party has
- Monthly income for each party
- Current job/education level of each party
- Assets and obligations of each party
- Existing or proposed child custody order
- Needs of the children or child
If you have an existing child support agreement that your spouse is failing to follow, you may need our assistance with enforcement actions. We can represent you if you feel that your spouse is violating your agreement or if you feel that you are in need of a modification.
If you are ready to retain strong representation on your side, contact our firm today at 401-300-4055 to schedule a free case consultation. We are dedicated to providing you with a quick response.