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Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Mediation, Divorce & Separation
Breanne M. Schadt joined H. J. Dane Law Office as an Associate in June 2005 and became a Partner in January 2008. Breanne is from Northwest Iowa and has been in the Quad Cities since 2001. In December 2004, Breanne graduated from the University...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Employment & Labor, Divorce & Separation
Alicia D. Gieck joined H. J. Dane Law Office as a Partner in October 2009. Alicia is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her undergraduate degree from Drake University where she majored in Political Science, with a minor in Women's...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Marriage & Prenuptials, Guardianship
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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.