If you have to pay child support, you know that you’ll generally have to abide by state guidelines when it comes to how much you’ll pay. You want that amount to be fair to you, though; if you can’t afford it, it shouldn’t be that high. Your attorney can help you make sure that your child support payments are fair; even though they’re supposed to be based on guidelines, those guidelines don’t necessarily have to be adhered to. That’s something you need to be careful of, because you could end up paying more than you have to.
Your children mean the world to you, but that doesn’t mean you should have to pay so much in child support that you can’t provide them a stable home to visit or live in. Yes, you will need to pay for things like medical care or school needs for your child, but you shouldn’t have to cover everything on your own with two parents involved.
Your children will always have needs that have to be met, and child support can be adjusted to meet those needs. If you get a job that is better, you may have to pay more, just like if you lose a job or have a lower income, you could pay less.
During a divorce, your children can quickly become the center of arguments. You don’t need to let child support become another issue that you have to deal with. With the right help, you can make sure your child support order is fair to you and your children, so everyone is happy with the outcome. Our website has more information on how to move forward during your divorce.