I earned my bachlor's degree from Peru State College in 2006 andmy J.D. Degree from Creighton University School of Law in 2010. Throughout law school,I worked as a law clerk for a... more
I earned my bachlor's degree from Peru State College in 2006 andmy J.D. Degree from Creighton University School of Law in 2010. Throughout law school,I worked as a law clerk for a local law firm that practiced family and juvenile law. After successfully completing the Nebraska Bar, I began a solo career working in juvenile court and practicing family law.I believed that in startingmy own practi... 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.