Child Support & Custody

HIRING A LAWYER FOR CUSTODY AGREEMENTS

Whether you’re making a modification to child support, need child support enforcement, or want to get custody of your child, we can help. Our custody and child support lawyers are experts in the best practices for situations that involve children. It is our goal to focus on the best interests of the child and ensure that every family is given the attention they deserve. Our team will be with you every step of the way, and most importantly, work diligently to either get you the assistance needed to support your family or reunite you with your child.

DETERMINING LEGAL CUSTODY

One of the most emotional and time-consuming parts of a divorce is negotiating child custody. Both parents want what is best for their child, which can cause stress and emotions to run high.

The parent the child lives with is the custodial parent and maintains primary physical custody of the child. The non-custodial parent has regular, on-going visitation with the child and often pays child support. In most cases, both parents have the same rights to make decisions for the children.

Having a child custody lawyer to help you with these decisions is key to reducing conflict and stress to all parties involved. Because custody disputes often involve maintaining visitation schedules and setting up child support payments, our team wants to make sure that you get the best outcome with the most quality time with your child that you deserve.

Reach out to our team so we can help you determine the best plan for your specific situation.

WHY DE FORD LAW FIRM?

Understanding the ins and outs of legal proceedings can be overwhelming especially when it comes to child custody cases. The attorneys at De Ford Law Firm are passionate about helping parents reach the best possible outcome with ease and confidence.

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MODIFYING YOUR CHILD SUPPORT

In certain circumstances, you may be eligible for a modification to your child support case. These orders can be changed either through a court hearing or by the Child Support Review Process (CSRP). The latter can be a faster option for situations where both parents can come to an agreement.

The amount of child support you pay may be modified if you meet one of the following guidelines:

  • If it’s been at least three since your child support order or modification AND the monthly amount ordered is either 20% or $100 different from the amount that would be awarded via child support guidelines.
  • A substantial change in circumstances has arisen since the last child support order was established or modified.

Modifications to child support can be a complicated process. There are many rules and regulations that apply in order to fit the best needs of the child involved. Our family law attorneys have been handling child support cases for almost 20 years and can help you reach a resolution that fits your new situation. Get in touch with our team for more information.