Review: “Attorney Melnick has represented my non profit businesses for over 25 years. His counsel has been spot on. He has always been available to me when I needed his advice. I trust his intelligence and appreciate his profes...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, Probate
Review: “Catherine helped me in a child support modification case which did result in my son receiving more child support. Her care, concern went over and beyound anything I ever expected. Very knowledgeable, professional and most...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Domestic Violence
Review: “I have found Attorney Wright to be very trustworthy, honest and knowledgeable in the area in which she represented me. I was well informed on my case every step of the way.”
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, Litigation, 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.