Knowledgeable Child Support Attorney Assisting Menomonee Falls Families
Parents have the responsibility to provide their children with the financial support they need in order to thrive. For a parent who do not retain custody of their children, a divorce court judge will likely order them to make monthly child support payments to the custodial parent. The amount of these monthly payments will be influenced by a number factors, including parental income and the specific financial needs of the children. The Law Office of John F. Zeckel, S.C. is here to help you understand how child support is determined and arranged. We will gladly support you during your divorce and child support proceedings, providing you with the knowledge and confidence you need to work towards a bright future for you and your family.
Determining The Amount Of Child Support
Both parents are required to meet the basic financial needs their children require, including health insurance, medical care, day care, education, food, clothing, and shelter, among others. In order to determine the amount of child support the non-custodial parent will be expected to pay, the court will take the following factors (and more) into consideration:
- Your monthly income
- Any tax obligations you have
- The amount of parenting time you have
- The number of children you have
- Your monthly expenses
- Your residential status, such as whether you live with a spouse or significant other
Modifying The Terms Of Child Support
Sometimes, circumstances in your life change, and you may seek to revisit and modify an existing child support agreement. If you have experienced a significant change in or loss of income or if you have suffered a major medical event, you likely need to revisit the terms of the child support agreement. Usually, such modifications to the agreement tend to be temporary, lasting until you get through your challenging time. If you are seeking a modification, The Law Office of John F. Zeckel, S.C. can help you go through the process and find an arrangement that meets your new financial reality.