Kylie Riggins handles domestic relations cases including divorce, custody, adoption,... more
Kylie Riggins handles domestic relations cases including divorce, custody, adoption, and pre/post nuptial agreements. Viken & Riggins Law Firm delivers first-rate representation and results, with unrivaled personal attention to its clients. Kylie is a South Dakota native. She graduated from Drake University School of Business in 2002 and from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 200... view profile
Brooke Swier Schloss joined Swier Law Firm in 2010. Brooke leads the law firm's... more
Brooke Swier Schloss joined Swier Law Firm in 2010. Brooke leads the law firm's Family Law Practice Group and focuses her practice on divorce, child custody, child support, elder law, spousal support, property division, pre- and post-marital planning, and adoptions. Brooke is also the author of the book 15 Tips for Choosing a South Dakota Divorce Lawyer. Brooke is a graduate of the Univer... 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.