What matters in child & spousal support
The matter of child support
Child support is money that one parent pays to the other parent in order to provide for the child’s needs, such as food, clothing, housing, daycare, or activities. Obligor is the legal term for the parent who is ordered to pay child support. An Obligee is the parent receiving child support.
The court uses many factors to determine child support. The factors include:
- number of children of the marriage/union;
- number of children outside of the marriage/union;
- income of the parent paying support;
- age and needs of the child;
- the ability of the parents to contribute to the support of the child;
- additional financial resources for the support of the child;
- health of each child including physical or mental disabilities;
- and many more.
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We understand that this process is an investment of trust, time and resources. We steward the process with care and shrewdness. Your individualized case will be given the attention and focus that it deserves.
"Child and spousal support are areas of the law that beg for creativity and thinking outside of the box."
- Larry L Martin