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Child Support Lawyers in Phenix City

Establishing, Enforcing & Modifying Support

Child support is money paid from one parent to another for the care of minor children. Support may be awarded as part of divorce proceedings or separately. If you need a lawyer to help you with a child support issue, call Loftin, Loftin & May. Our child support attorneys in Phenix City can explain how child support is calculated in Alabama and provide advice for your situation.

If you have questions about child support, call (334) 310-0208 to have them answered in a consultation with one of our lawyers.

How Child Support Payments are Set

Each state has guidelines for calculating child support payments. In most situations, child support payments end when a child graduates from high school, turns 19, or becomes emancipated. However, the court may order payments to continue in some situations, such as when a child has special needs. When calculating support payments, several factors are considered.

The formula for calculating child support considers:

  • The combined income of both parents
  • The percentage of each parent’s income in the combined gross income
  • Number of children
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Cost of childcare if parents have to work and need a caretaker

Alabama is serious about enforcing child support obligations. For example, if a parent fails to pay court-ordered child support, his or her driver’s license may be suspended. If you are having trouble collecting the support you were awarded, our attorneys can help you take action.

When Circumstances Change

Sometimes, the amount of child support awarded during a divorce does not meet all future situations and changes in circumstances. One parent may lose a job or experience a significant change in income. When this happens, it may be possible to request a modification of the existing child support order. Our Phenix City child support lawyers can evaluate your situation and determine if a modification is possible.

Please contact our firm at (334) 310-0208 to discuss your needs with an attorney.

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