What Does a Child Support Lawyer Do?

A child support lawyer will assist with everything that has to do with child support including figuring out child support payments and getting a child support agreement in place. Your child support lawyer will also assist in making sure custody agreements and visitation are followed. Here are a few things the child support lawyer will do:

Break down the process of child support – There is a lot of paperwork that must be filled out when you are filing for child support. The parent looking to get support for their child must file a petition for support in the Domestic Relations Section. You must have as much information as possible when you go to file for child support. A few pieces of information you should have that are not thought about are employment information, medical insurance information, most recent tax return, most recent paystub, and prior case information. A consensus will then be reached about how much the opposing party will need to pay for child support. It’s usually based on income and the cause for divorce or separation.

Assist in carrying out the process – It’s one thing to get a child support lawyer to help you get a child support plan in place, but it’s a whole different story when it comes to carrying out that plan. It’s not uncommon for a party to refuse to pay child support, but they will eventually have to pay it because it’s breaking the law when they don’t.

Backup of any necessary negotiations for child support – Certain circumstances may result in a lower monthly payment for child support. However, some ex-couples will not even be able to come to an agreement, which will leave it to the child support lawyers to settle everything in court.

Protects your rights – It’s important to speak up when you don’t think the amount that is being negotiated for child support is not enough. Your child custody lawyer can help you fight for your child, so you don’t have to worry about not having enough money to provide for them.

Contact Carr Saglimben LLP if you are looking for a child support lawyer to help with your case. We assist families in New York and Pennsylvania.

Scroll to Top