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Review: “Carolyn Helwick came highly recommended. My case was a tough one, having been in and out of the courts over multiple years. There was the added complication of me being out of state. From our first interaction I coul...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family
Magdalena Chattopadhya practices all areas of family law, providing comprehensive legal representation for matters related to divorce, separation, child custody/support, paternity, retraining orders, and more. She is hands-on with her clients from...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Divorce & Separation, Family
Review: “Jackie represented me superbly for 4+ years throughout an extremely contentious divorce. She is always prepared and projects an authoritative, confident presence to both opposing counsel and judges. She is always very p...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Alimony, Family
I have been Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished rated for 25 years. Martindale-Hubbell conducts random, anonymous surveys of attorneys and judges to determine an attorney's rating. A commitment to personal service is evident in every aspect o...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Divorce & Separation, Alimony
I have been practicing law for 27 years, most of that doing family law/divorce cases. Prior to becoming a lawyer I was an accountant/financial analyst at the First National Bank of Chicago. My bachelor's degree is in accounting and my MBA is in ...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Immigration
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Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Family, Domestic Violence, Marriage & Prenuptials
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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.