I am married to the owner of a local construction company and we have four children (13, 11, 3, 2). I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2006 with a major in Sociology and... more
I am married to the owner of a local construction company and we have four children (13, 11, 3, 2). I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2006 with a major in Sociology and double minor in Psychology and Criminology. I obtained my law degree from Chase College of Law in 2011. In 2001, I joined the Kentucky National Guard. I spent the next seven years as a military police officer. ... 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.