Child Support Representation

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When determining child support, there are a few things that judges will take into consideration. The custody arrangement between the parents, income, care needs for the child, and health insurance may all factor into the evaluation of the overall cost of child support. Each child support case is different, which is why it is always so important to contact an attorney prior to the start of a divorce proceeding. At Smith & Wilcutt, LLC, we have nearly 20 years of experience handling divorce cases and child support concerns and we may be able to assist you as well. If you are filing for divorce and have questions about child support, contact a Bowling Green divorce attorney from our team right away.

How Kentucky Judges Calculate Child Support

Child support is often granted as a way to financially compensate the parent who has sole or majority custody of the child. This court order is an essential component to a divorce decree as it allows for the custodial parent to receive a continual payment from the non-custodial parent to help successfully raise the child.

While there is a basic template that judges will look use to determine overall payments of child support, the laws regarding child support and divorce are constantly evolving. When calculating payments, the following factors may be taken into consideration:

  • Income
  • Health of the parents
  • Health of the children
  • Extraordinary costs, such as special needs or education
  • Education costs and tuition
  • Health insurance of both parents
  • Custody agreements
  • Spousal support
  • Already-standing court orders for child support or restitution
  • Employment status of the parents

When you work with Smith & Wilcutt, LLC, we can help you better understand the possible outcome of your case and we can fight to ensure that a fair and amicable resolution is swiftly obtained.

Protect Your Rights & Your Child's Interests

Whether you are looking to complete your divorce decree with a favorable child support payment arrangement or are in need of modifying or enforcing payments, Smith & Wilcutt, LLC can help! We know that this time in your life can feel stressful, especially considering your children are involved in the case. Our lawyers are well versed in the various laws governing divorce and family issues, and we will work to help you reach a desirable resolution as quickly as possible. If you have questions or concerns about your situation, do not hesitate to contact a Bowling Green child support lawyer from Smith & Wilcutt, LLC today - (270) 632-4992! Schedule a free, in-person consultation with an attorney from our team to get started.

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