New Haven Child Support Lawyer
It is important to maintain as much of a sense of normalcy in children’s lives as possible, and child support helps to facilitate that. Attorney Nancy Noyes understands your concerns, whether you expect to pay child support or to be paid child support. As a New Haven child support attorney with 30 years of experience, she understands the importance of achieving her clients’ interests while taking into consideration the needs of their children.
Connecticut law has a system of guidelines that assist in the calculation of child support payments. The guidelines cover a range of salaries, and consider the incomes of both parents. For families whose joint income is more than $4000 per week, child support is determined by taking into consideration the best interest of the child and needs of the primary physical custodian.
Child support is paid until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, unless the child has turned 19 while still in high school. For children with special needs, statutory law provides for child support to be paid up to the age of 21 under certain circumstances.
Milford Child Support Order Enforcement Lawyer
The purpose of child support is to ensure that children are able to enjoy a reasonable standard of living. However, some parents lose sight of this and attempt to avoid paying child support by voluntarily leaving employment or taking a job that pays less than they are capable of earning. In situations like these, Attorney Noyes knows just what it takes to correct this recently acquired income deficiency syndrome (“RAIDS”) of the offending spouse.
Child Support Modifications
Child support orders can be modified, but in order to do so, you or your former spouse will be required to show a substantial change in circumstances since the time that the order was originally entered.