Child Support & Spousal Support (Alimony)
Spousal support (Alimony) and child support are more often than not an essential part of ending a marriage. The amount of child support and whether or not alimony will be part of your final divorce judgment are determined by a range of factors. At the Law Offices of Patricia A. Hendrickson & Associates, our lawyers provide quality legal services to address these important factors and ensure our clients obtain fair, reasonable results concerning an award of child and spousal support.
Child Support Guidelines and Calculations
The amount of child support in any given case is calculated using standardized formulas that take into account factors such as the number of children in a family, children from previous or subsequent marriages or relationships, the incomes of the parents, which parent has actual physical custody of the children, the amount of time each parent has the children in his or her custody, and health care / day care costs. Our child support attorneys can help you navigate this.
Changes in the amount of child support amount are uncommon, but since life circumstances and the needs of children may change, modifications to these orders can be obtained when the need arises.
In general, the factors considered by courts in determining whether or not alimony is necessary and what it should be include the length of the marriage, the age and health of each spouse, their earning capacities, and the marital standard of living. A spousal support lawyer from Hendrickson & Associates has the experience to support you through this process.
Whether your family issue involves child or spousal support, we successfully work with both sides to ensure the best possible outcome.