When you get divorced there are many things which are considered. Some of the ones that get the most focus are child support and alimony. These are also some of the most complex and emotional issues that one can go through in the divorce process. These are only two of the things that can make divorce one of the most stressful things a person endures in life.
Child Support is what’s paid to the custodial parent in order to provide for the child’s needs. Child support issues may arise during divorce, a paternity determination or when unmarried couples separate. Largely, child support is determined by state law using a formula and guidelines; taking into account parents’ income, number of children, and expenses such as daycare and healthcare. There are however exceptions to those parameters. Speaking to an attorney who is experienced in these matters is one of the first steps you should take to gain some stability in unstable times.
Alimony or Spousal Support is the amount of money that is paid to the spouse that makes less or no money. The purpose of the spousal support is to assist maintaining a similar lifestyle to what he or she was accustomed to while married. Many things are taken into account when the amount of payments are considered; length of marriage, age and health of the spouses, number of children, standard of living, income potential of each party and spending/misuse of marital assets.
If you are going through a separation or divorce, and child support and/or alimony are one of the considerations you have to concentrate on. You need an attorney that knows family law, who can help you with your rights and make sure you get what you deserve. Call Martins Mill Legal Center, LLC and speak to Leo M. Flynn, Esquire 215-305-6222 now!
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