South Dakota Child Support Attorneys — 3 found

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  1. South Dakota Child Support Lawyer Kylie Marie Riggins

    Kylie Riggins

    Kylie Riggins handles domestic relations cases including divorce, custody, adoption,... more
    Licensed for 6 years


  2. South Dakota Child Support Lawyer Brooke Swier Schloss

    Brooke Swier Schloss

    Brooke Swier Schloss joined Swier Law Firm in 2010. Brooke leads the law firm's... more
    Licensed for 4 years


  3. South Dakota Child Support Lawyer Chris McClure

    Chris McClure

    Sioux Falls, SD Child Support Lawyer
    Licensed for 6 years - 60 Min Free Consultation
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Child Support

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.