Contact A Child Support Lawyer Who Cares
Children should receive financial support from their parents. Gossman Law Firm, LLC can help parents arrange a suitable means of supporting their child after a divorce. Our attorney, Richelle Gossman, strives to help you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
We are dedicated to providing our clients with efficient, informed service that can get you the results you need. We will take the time to thoroughly examine your case, giving you the personalized attention that you deserve. We can calculate child support according to the Child Support Guidelines, explain what factors are taken into consideration in determining child support and evaluate each individual situation to determine if a departure from the guidelines is appropriate or necessary.
Determining The Amount Of Child Support
The noncustodial parent, or the parent who does not normally live with the child, is the one who will be paying child support. In Alabama, several factors influence the amount of child support that needs to be paid. Different aspects of the noncustodial parent’s situation are taken into account when deciding on the amount of child support that is due.
Child support must be established and approved by the Court, with specific payment amounts, due dates for child support, and how it is to be paid to the custodial parent. Gossman Law Firm, LLC calculates child support according to the Alabama Child Support Guidelines, can recommend deviations to increase or decrease child support and recommends payment arrangements. Ms. Gossman prepares and submits all child support forms to the Court, including income withholding orders to have payment withheld from paychecks when applicable.
The following details are taken into consideration:
- The parents’ custody arrangement and parenting time schedule
- The income of both parents
- Health care costs
- Medical insurance costs
- How many children each parent supports
- Day care and after-school child care costs
Can Child Support Payments Be Modified?
If there has been a material change of circumstances or if your child’s needs have changed, it is possible to make post-judgment modifications in child support. When you need help requesting a modification in child support, our Birmingham family law lawyer can help. We evaluate the changed circumstances for you, calculate the recommended new support and help you to gather the information necessary to get a successful modification.