Child support is an essential part of securing a child’s welfare once a relationship has ended between two parents. A parent has a duty to support their minor children and that duty may not be bargained away or waived by a premarital or post marital agreement. Child support is calculated by considering the income of each party and the best interest of the child in maintaining the same or similar lifestyle that they enjoyed before divorce or the ending of the romantic relationship.
A child support order is subject to modification based on a substantial and material change of circumstances in the lives of the parents or children involved.
In deciding whether or not child support is appropriate in your custody and or divorce matter and if you should modify an existing child support order, you need an attorney who can keep your goals at the frontline. Let the Murphy Law Firm help you file for, amend, or modify existing custody agreements.