Louisiana Child Support Lawyers
Ensure Your Children Maintain Their Quality of Life
In Louisiana, child support is set using a formula-based on the total incomes of the parties and the number of children involved. Other factors that the court will consider are the amount of time the children spend with each parent, who pays for other expenses such as health insurance or day care, and the earning capacity of each parent.
In a divorce, financial matters and those involving children are often the most disputed and emotionally heated subjects. Child support is one of these issues and is usually a controversial topic between divorcing couples or separating parents. Hiring an experienced lawyer can help in understanding what to expect when it comes to child support and how to affect the outcome.
The child custody and support attorneys at Rusty Messer & Associates can assist with your child support rights and obligations, whether you are the parent expected to pay support or expecting to receive support.
If you need assistance resolving a child support matter, such as establishing, modifying, or enforcing child support, speak to our Baton Rouge child support attorneys. We can help you through all phases of your family law matter and work towards an effective solution.
At Rusty Messer & Associates, our Baton Rouge family law attorneys truly care about our clients and want you to feel that you have someone on your side. Family separation is hard. Let our team guide you every step of the way.
Can Child Support be Modified?
A party seeking to modify the amount of child support due will need to show that there was a material change of circumstances or that one parent’s income or expenses dropped or rose significantly. This can be as a result of a job loss by one parent, a significant increase in earning by the other parent, or an increase in costs associated with the child’s needs. Under these circumstances, we may be able to get your child support order modified.
What if My Ex Stopped Paying?
Often, people simply stop paying or reduce payments on their own. Failure to pay child support can lead to criminal contempt charges in Louisiana. This can also result in wage garnishment, tax refunds being withheld, driver’s licenses being revoked, and even jail time. Louisiana takes child support and the child’s best interests very seriously. Our Baton Rouge family attorneys are here to help you whether your ex has stopped paying or you owe delinquent child support payments.
Contact an Experienced Family Law Lawyer
If you have questions about child support in Louisiana, call our office at (225) 963-9638 to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney in Baton Rouge. We can help you understand your rights and obligations and are ready to fight to make sure you get the best outcome for the one’s who depend on you.
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We handle most of our cases on a flat-fee basis, meaning you know exactly what your fees will be. Our initial consultation is $100.00 but if you hire us the consultation is free. Call us today at (225) 963-9638 to schedule a time to come in and discuss your family law case.
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