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Posted on behalf of Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Jan 19, 2015 in Child Support

Parents who have primary custody of children likely depend upon the regular receipt of child support to provide for their children. The amount a parent will receive in child support will generally be based upon a state statute. Though this may seem straightforward, there are situations where issues arise.

One of the issues that sometimes arises where child support is concerned is the failure to consider all income in determining child support. In addition, the statute may not always accurately reflect a living situation. Accordingly, when the circumstances call for it, a deviation from that equation may be sought. Most people likely do not want to do this without the assistance of a lawyer.

In some cases the person who receives the money may not receive the amount that was previously agreed upon. When less than what is owed is paid or, even worse, no payment at all is made, it can leave a custodial parent unsure of how expenses related to children will be paid.

Individuals who find themselves in this situation do have options. They may seek an enforcement. Likewise, if the paying spouse faces changes that make it impossible to pay the amount ordered, he or she could seek a post judgment modification to have the amount reduced to a more manageable amount.

In any matter pertaining to child support it is a good idea to work with a family law attorney who understands how the process works. That individual can make sure that nothing is missed and all relevant factors are taken into account. We handle matters related to child support. If you need assistance regarding these matters please see our website for more information.