Review: “Excellent knowledge of law and ability to manage compelx cases. follows up and follows through, laid back with his clients yet aggressive with enough "edge" in the courtroom. Highly recommend”
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Litigation, Commercial
Review: “My husband and I have used this lawyer from 2003 til the present. We will no longer be needing his assistance with the custody case since the adoption papers are being filed. We have given his information out and have inf...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, DUI & DWI, Social Security
Eileen Schaeffer, Esquire focuses her practice on helping families in areas including divorce, custody, special education advocacy, juvenile justice, estate and tax planning, health care decisions, powers of attorney, guardianships, and legal iss...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Wills & Living Wills, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, 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.