Child Support and Paternity

All parents have an obligation by law to financially support their children. Child support is determined by established child support guidelines, which vary from state to state. These guidelines are all generally based on the parents’ incomes and expenses and needs of the children. As part of a divorce or an initial custody proceeding, the court will often order one parent to pay child support for the care and control of the child. Child support may be modified at a later date if certain factors are met. The attorneys at Raines, Buechel, Conley & Dusing, P.L.L.C. are experienced in handling initial child support determinations, as well as modifications of child support after the divorce or custody determination.