Child Support

Child Support Lawyer in Danbury

Turn to a Danbury Family Law Attorney

Child support is undoubtedly an important part of any divorce involving children. As you and your child are forced to confront this new reality, it is important to have clear information and guidance to ensure that finances are in place for all parties. Paying for a child as a single parent is likely more difficult than it previously was when there were two parties. With a Danbury family law attorney at your side, you can effectively handle all the challenges this situation throws at you.

Laws governing child support in Connecticut are set in place to help the child adjust to their life and ensure that they are adequately cared for. As you start this journey, make sure you don’t do it on your own. Contact us at once to ensure that you have all available resources at your fingertips.

What You Will Want to Know

The guidelines for child support can be complicated, but with an experienced attorney by your side, your case can effectively be handled. The firm can help you work through the following aspects of your case and help you understand every aspect of each step, including:

  • Calculating the amount of support – We can assess your situation and provide an estimate of what you can expect to pay or receive.
  • Legally enforce child support payments – In the case that your ex-spouse refuses to pay child support or is consistently late.
  • Modify the terms of your support – If there is a change in your life, we can help you request a change to the terms of your child support.

Frequently Asked Questions on Child Support

Do I need a Subpoena in my child support case?

A subpoena is a legal document that demands a recipient to do something. A civil subpoena for a personal appearance compels a person to appear at a hearing or trial. A subpoena may also be used to collect documents or records. A subpoena may be necessary in some child support cases to gather data or summon the other party to court.

Can you change a child support obligation?

If you are requesting to change your child support obligation, you will have to show a change in circumstances that no longer allows you to proceed as before or request additional resources. It is understood that circumstances often change after divorce, but not all changes are significant enough to tweak a child support obligation. The burden remains on the person requesting the support change.

What happens to my child support if I remarry?

There is not a direct correlation with a parent’s remarriage and a change in child support. A change in financial circumstance, however, can be a valid reason to adjust the amount of child support. For instance, if a parent is receiving payment from their new spouse, this can be considered income that is available to pay child support.

What is considered income for child support purposes?

Child support in Connecticut is based on the combined net income of both parties. This is a sum of your total income, including:

  • Wages
  • Commissions
  • Self-employment income
  • Bonuses
  • Interest income
  • Unemployment insurance benefits

Once the income is calculated, you can deduct certain expenses to come up with your net income.

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