While relationships between parents may end, the parent-child relationship lasts a lifetime. After a divorce or after unmarried parents break up, it is both parents’ responsibility to provide for the needs of the children. Child support is the monetary contribution the noncustodial parent provides to help the custodial parent support the children.
Child Support Attorney
At Corbett Gwilliam, PLLC, we handle a broad range of family law matters for clients in South Jordan and throughout the Salt Lake City area. We can represent you in all child support matters, including establishing orders, modifications and enforcement.
Call us at 801-285-6302 or toll free at 866-287-5853 to arrange a free initial consultation with a Salt Lake City child support lawyer.
Calculating Child Support
In Utah, child support is determined by a set of guidelines that take into account factors such as:
- The number of children
- The income of each parent
- Which parent has primary physical custody
Establishing child support is fairly straightforward, but there are circumstances that can complicate matters. For instance, if a parent is self-employed or trying to hide income, determining his or her income may require an investigation. We can help you understand how child support is calculated in Utah.
Child Support Modifications
Child support orders can be modified in the event of a substantial change in circumstances such as a job loss or medical crisis. A parent must petition the court for a modification and standing orders must be adhered to until the order is modified. If you are seeking a modification or trying to stop an adverse modification, we can protect your rights and the best interests of your children.
Contact An Experienced Utah Child Support Attorney
If you are seeking child support or paying it, we can provide you with the skilled representation you need. Contact our law office today online or by telephone at 801-285-6302 or toll free at 866-287-5853 to arrange a free initial consultation with a Salt Lake City child support lawyer.