Child support is often one of the most contentious issues associated with divorce or custody. It is also one of the terms most likely presented to a judge for modification. Proden & O’Brien helps people deal with child support issues and post-divorce modification of child support provisions.
It can be difficult to determine how much child support should be paid and what issues are involved in determining child support. Often, negotiated child support agreements are very detailed, covering issues such as private school and college tuition, daily child expenses, and life insurance policies and who is named as beneficiaries on those policies.
While the non-custodial parent is almost always required to pay some amount of child support, that amount can be adjusted up or down depending on the circumstances of either parent. The loss of a job, a significant increase in pay, a parental move, and access to the child can have an impact on the amount of child support that is paid and the modification of child support orders.
At Proden & O’Brien, we work closely with our clients throughout their divorce and custody matters to ensure that their children receive proper support payments. We remain available to handle any post-
divorce/custody modification dealing with increased or decreased child support and the non-payment of child support orders.