When you are a facing the end of your marriage or fighting with your child’s other parent over custody or child support issues, you need a counselor and advocate with years of experience litigating and settling family law cases. I have been a fami...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Adoption, Guardianship
Review: “I hired Rex Harris as my attorney for my divorce. He was very professional, competent and guided and advised me through the whole process. I thought he did an excellent job in the courtroom”
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Adoption, Divorce & Separation, Elder Law, Personal Injury
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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.