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Sacramento Area Child Support Attorney

One of the most difficult parts of a divorce involving children is the issue of determining child support payments. Hope C. Elder has over twenty years of experience as a qualified child support attorney. She has helped clients determine what the monthly payments will be to cover the general costs of the necessities for raising the child or children.

Child support payments are determined using a specific formula and are established to be received by the custodial parent, or the parent who will be taking care of the child most of the time. However, in some cases a court can rule for both parents to contribute. For most cases, the child support payments are to continue until the child is 18 years old. There are other extenuating factors that can reduce or increase the amount of time that the payments are scheduled for. This is part of the process that your child support attorney, Hope C. Elder, will help you determine and establish.

A child support attorney will help you understand the guidelines and the mathematical formula that determines the amount of money that will be part of the settlement. Although it is a standardized formula, there are times when the amount that is determined is considerably unfair, which your child support attorney will help you be able to modify. Also, it is worth mentioning that in some cases the parents may come to agree upon a different amount of the payments as well. Hope will help negotiate and establish an agreement that will be in her client’s and their children’s best interests.

When determining the amount of the child support payments, the court will investigate the net disposable income of both parents, the custody agreement, tax liabilities, amount of children who will be receiving support, and more. These figures can be complicated, as they can involve anything from costs of the child extracurricular activities to travel expenses incurred by the parent who needs to travel to visit the child. Again, when it comes to determining the final amount that will be owed each month, it is highly advisable to ensure that your child support attorney has the knowledge and experience necessary to make these figures work out to accurate and appropriate amounts.

Another area of child support that Hope C. Elder can help you with is when there are necessary changes that need to be made to modify the amount of the monthly payment. Even though a settlement may have already been reached after the dissolution of the marriage, there are several factors that may require the parents to revisit the amount owed. Some of these factors may include increase or decrease in income, loss of employment, changes in the healthcare costs of the child, or incarceration of one of the parents.

When dealing with matters that involve children, it is vital that you contact and enlist a qualified child support attorney who knows how to garner the best and most fair outcome possible. With over 20 years of experience in the field as a child support attorney, the Law Office of Hope C. Elder is on standby to help you find a resolution.

If you live in Sacramento, as well as Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Citrus Heights, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Placer County, El Dorado County, and you are seeking the help of a child support attorney, contact Hope C. Elder today.