As a Crown Point family law attorney, I represent many men and women across the spectrum of life in Lake County and Porter County, including communities from Cedar Lake and Schererville to Valparaiso; Gary to Lowell and points between. The strengt...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Child Abuse, Uncontested Divorce, Child Custody
Review: “The consultation went good. Communication thru the whole divorce process was excellent. She is very focused at her job and got me the best outcome possible. I would definitely recommend her services for your divorce needs. ”
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Adoption
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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.