There are a variety of different factors influencing the child support obligation of one parent or the child support order one parent may obtain, however, the most common and important factors in determination of child support orders are the number of children, custodial time each parent has with each child, and income of each parent from any sources.
We are happy to provide a consultation regarding calculation, establishment, or modification of your child support order.
IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT COULD AFFECT THE CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION OF A PARENT OR THE PARENT WHO IS RECEIVING CHILD SUPPORT:
One or both parents have minor children from previous marriage or relationship
Child care expenses for the working parent
Tax filing status of each parent and number of dependents or exemptions
Minor children living at home from current relationship or marriage
Property Tax Payments
Mortgage Interest Deductions
Payment of Spousal Support
Payment of child support or spousal support on another court order (unrelated family case)
Monthly Union Dues
Retirement Plan Contributions
CHILD SUPPORT CREDIT & MODIFICATIONS
We are also able to help you modify the child support order if your or the other parent’s circumstances have changed (income or custodial time of one parent has changed) giving rise to obtaining a downward child support order providing you with a financial relief or assist you with obtaining an increase in your child support.
We often assist parents with obtaining a child support modification increasing the child support order if the visitation or custodial time of the non-custodial parent has decreased, a change occurred in your income or other parents income, or other relevant facts including but not limited to, a new hardship deduction, disability, unemployment, new spousal support obligation, a child support order on a different family law case, etc.
CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR A FREE EVALUATION OF YOUR CHILD SUPPORT ORDER!
COLLECTION OF CHILD SUPPORT CREDIT ORDERS, ARREARS & JUDGEMENT
Please keep that in mind that any unpaid child support order will not simply go away and will accrue interest unless you reach an agreement with the custodial parent that the money owed to her shall be waived or reach a settlement agreement (only when the recipient parent is a not aided through public assistance). The agreement will be valid if written, signed, and submitted to the court for Judgment signature. However, if the right to receive or enforce child support is assigned to the County, then the agreement will need the approval of the Department of Child Support Services.
CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS
Unpaid child support could potentially cause a large debt plus the accrued interest resulting in future complications if the order is assigned to the Department of Child Support Services for enforcement or collection. The DCSS will be able to take any action to collect the support as follows:
Driver’s License Suspension
Professional License Suspension
Tax Refund Interception
Interception of Your Government Benefits
Bank Account Levies
Sale of Your Stocks
Passport Suspension for Existing and Unpaid Child Support Arrears
REAL PROPERTY LIENS PLACEMENT FOR CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS
The County Where The Obligor Lives
The County or Counties Where The Obligor’s Parents Live
Any County Where The Obligor Is Known To Have Acquired Real Property
Any County Where The Obligor Could Reasonably Be Expected To Acquire Real Property
You may contact us so we are able to assist you reaching an agreement for a payment plan to obtain a relief from the Department of Child Support Services and appropriate court orders to stop the actions of Department of Child Support Services.