Things to consider when requesting child support

By |2022-03-30T18:53:43+00:0010 Apr 2016|Categories: Child Support|

Things to consider when requesting child support

Being a parent is rewarding, but it can also be stressful from time to time. Children grow every day and their needs are constantly changing, so more and more money will be spent as time goes on. With this being the case, parents may find it necessary to request child support from their child’s other parent if they are not currently getting help from them.

When a parent decides to request a certain amount of child support for their son or daughter, they should consider the following:

  • Which parent has the higher income?
  • Is this a fair amount of child support to request?
  • Is this an amount that your child’s other parent can afford to pay monthly?
  • Are there any circumstances that may cause a judge to award you a lower payment then you have requested?

Sometimes, parents may decide to deal with their child support issues outside of court. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but when child support is court ordered and a parent fails to pay, the order can be enforced. This is not true when there is no order in place. The idea is to ensure that your child will get the financial support that he or she needs and a child support order is a great way to make sure that happens.

When two people decide to have a child, then they both are responsible for him or her. Should the relationship end,  that does not mean their responsibilities as a parent end as well. Any parent who would like to request child support should consider speaking to an attorney who can assist with the process.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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