Even if you are on the best of terms with your co-parent when discussing child support, it is always important to have a lawyer involved to keep both parties honest and consistent. Child custody agreements can get complicated for a number of reasons, including schedule variations of the child or parent, a move to a different city, a newly diagnosed illness, or a financial change. With these custody changes come an alteration in child support payments as well.
What Is a Child Support Lawyer?
A child support lawyer is there to help you with any child support needs you may have. No one can opt-out of paying child support, as it is a right of the child to receive it. But there can be complexities along the way that make it difficult to decide who pays what. And that is where a child support lawyer can come in to advocate for your child’s needs.
How a Child Support Lawyer Can Help
1. Parents both split children equal time, but one parent makes less money than the other. A child support lawyer can advocate for fairness in paying for clothing, medical bills, education, and extracurricular fees, etc.
2. A verbal agreement is made, and a lawyer can make it legally binding. When you have a lawyer on your side, you can get your verbal agreements in writing to avoid confusion down the road.
3. If one party refuses to pay, a lawyer can enforce payment. Your child support lawyer will take the necessary steps to get your child support payments.
These are some of the ways that a child support lawyer can help. Many more issues can come up, even when things seem to be going very smoothly in your co-parenting agreement. When you have a lawyer on your side, you can tackle any change professionally and efficiently.
Our team at Miles & Hatcher, LLP, wants to help you with your child support questions and concerns. Contact us to find out the answers to complex child support situations. Call to schedule a free consultation: (909) 481-4080.