What is Child Support and How Does one Determine it Based on Child Custody?
In family law, determining child support and child custody allows for successful agreements among both parties. The common ground among all child custody cases will be within the “elements” of child custody. Those elements involve parents’ income, number of children, children’s needs and physical custody. There are many circumstances to consider and each requires an individual review by legal professionals, state family services and the family law courts. One is based on sole custody when the non-custodial parent will be providing the support payments. The second is joint custody where both parents are reviewed for ability to financially support their children and determine those needs. Non-married adults may express paternity questions necessitating testing to confirm the paternal father prior to establishing custody and payments. In most cases, the mother is awarded sole custody if never married.
Children and their parents can benefit from the strong legal education a Chandler child custody lawyer incorporates into each case individually. Children need flexibility in order to enjoy time spent with each parent and the right amount of financial support to meet their needs as they grow to adulthood. When can a child decide on his or her own custodian? Based on “The Harbin” case, age fourteen unless the parent is deemed an unfit parent by the courts.
What happens when an adult is unable to locate a parent? A child custody lawyer can conduct a search or the state searches when a parent requests government assistance. Either can obtain public records when available such as court records, or DMV records to produce a physical address of that absent parent. They can request phone records with a legal demand using a known phone number.
What happens when parental incomes change? The affected parent requests the courts to review a child support modification to either increase or decrease the support. Parents can access an online child support calculator to assess their personal need for change in child support payments. Contact Edward Amack, a child custody attorney for further legal assistance.
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