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What a Child Support lawyer can do for you

Getting the other parent to pay the child support they owe you can be hard, but hiring a child support lawyer can help you figure out what your options are and choose what to do. It's very common for many people to refuse to pay child support. Hiring a lawyer experienced in child support issues will help you navigate the legal system, and if possible, get you the money that you're owed so that you can properly provide for your child.

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Why hire a Child Support attorney

If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.

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