Salt Lake City Child Support Lawyers
Cottonwood Heights Attorneys Providing Strong and Aggressive Representation
When going through a divorce, many things can affect your emotional state, such as your children, your financial future and the well-being of your family. If you are concerned, seek guidance from a skilled and honest attorney who looks out for your best interest at our firm.
The Pace Law Firm, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, provides legal representation for individuals and families throughout Utah with family law matters. We are experienced, understanding and very knowledgeable lawyers who strive to provide individualized and aggressive representation to make certain we meet our clients’ needs.
Always Keeping Your Needs in the Forefront
Our first priority when working with clients is to make certain that we have a full understanding of their legal needs. By understanding your needs, our Salt Lake City child support attorneys can provide the best legal advice and create a strategy that will likely achieve the best results for you and your family during a divorce.
Child support is required in all Utah cases involving minor children, whether or not parents are married, divorced, or unmarried but in a long-term relationship. It is a common misconception that if a couple is not married, one parent is not entitled to child support. There are laws and guidelines for child support in cases where a court order for a paternity test is needed to determine each parent’s rights.
Child Support Guidelines and Calculations in Utah
In the state of Utah, child support is based on strict guidelines dictated by the state laws and statutes. Child support payments are typically calculated from a table that is based on each parent’s income and the custody arrangement. Certain situations, such as self-employment or intentional misrepresentations, may make defining each parent’s monthly income a complex task requiring aggressive action. In addition to child support based on income, parents must also share costs for the following types of expenses:
- Health care
- Child care