Meghan Boudreau Daigle has over 10 years of courtroom and litigation experience. Ms.... more
Meghan Boudreau Daigle has over 10 years of courtroom and litigation experience. Ms. Daigle is an attorney practicing in the areas of family law, divorce, paternity, parenting time, custody rights of relatives including grandparents of children, guardianship, wills and probate. Ms. Daigle is committed to serving the needs of her clients from legal questions regarding children to death of a lov... view profile
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.