In a divorce, there are so many things that people will have to deal with. Perhaps nothing is harder than settling issues regarding children.
Divorce is hard, particularly on any children involved. They may not understand what is happening. What they do know is that their life is being disrupted. It is the goal of Utah’s family courts, and of Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law is to ensure that the best interests of the children are taken into account.
When you need an Avenues child support attorney, you can count on Emy Cordano to be your side regardless of whether you are paying or receiving the support.
Do Not Wait
Utah law requires that both parents continue to support their children after a separation. Child support payments are one way that can be accomplished. When you start to think about it, there are significant costs associated with raising a child.
School tuition and supplies
Medical expenses (emergencies, annual visits, dental care, eye care, etc.)
Child care (if needed)
Much of determining child support will revolve around final child custody agreements. Family courts will need to look at where the child resides because a non-custodial parent will likely have to make payments to the custodial parent.
That being said, there is so much that goes into determining who pays what beyond custody. The income and benefits of both parents will be analyzed.
Overall, the court will try to ensure that the financial burden is equitable.
Adjustments And Orders
What if you are not receiving the agreed-upon child support payments?
What if you can no longer afford to pay the amount you are paying?
These are common questions, among others, that relate to child support.
Please note: the only proper way to handle complaints and adjustments is through the family court system. That is where you can petition to modify payments and gain enforcement orders against the other party.
We realize that sometimes there are things that happen in one or both parents’ lives that necessitate child support payment changes. That is okay, the system is built to deal with that.
What is not okay is making the decision to stop paying the court-ordered amount. That can lead to fines and jail time.
What You Can Do
We know that issues of child support can be incredibly difficult to deal with. If you are required to pay child support, it can be scary to think that your former spouse can accuse you of not paying enough.
It can also be hard to be on the other side to not receive the court-ordered child support, the money you need to care for your child.
Regardless of why you need a child support attorney in the Avenues, you can count on Emy Cordano to be by your side. She will work with you to reach a fair agreement. You can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation.