Navigating Child Support Issues In Indiana
When parents divorce or unmarried parents separate, both remain responsible for the care and well-being of their minor children. It is often necessary for one parent to pay the other child support payments, but parents do not always agree on the proper amount of support or how much money is necessary to maintain a stable lifestyle for the child.
If you are engaged in child support dispute in Indiana, the attorneys at Cate, Terry & Gookins, LLC, in Carmel, are here for you. We are committed to protecting our clients’ parental rights and the best interests of their children. We draw on our experience in family law and our financial acuity to obtain the most favorable outcome on behalf of our clients.
Factors That Influence Child Support
In Indiana, child support is determined by a set of guidelines that take into account factors such as:
- The income and financial resources of each parent
- The standard of living the child was previously accustomed to
- Any special needs of the child, including educational or health-related
Our lawyers have a deep understanding of these guidelines and how judges are likely to rule in child support cases. Our strong business background allows us to address involving self-employment, underemployment, hidden income and other complex issues. We can provide you with guidance and advocacy that puts your child’s needs first.
Modifying Child Support Orders
Child support can be modified from an original court order or prior agreement of the parties. Indiana law dictates when a change in circumstances warrants a modification. If you are seeking a modification or trying to stop one you feel will adversely affect you or your child, we can represent you in all necessary legal proceedings.
Discuss Your Child Support Issues With An Experienced Attorney
If you need representation for a child support issue or any family law matter in Indiana, our attorneys are here for you. To arrange your initial consultation, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 317-943-8166.