Paternity cases, divorce, non-parental custody or relocation matters can lead to the need for the implementation of child support and/or changes in support arrangements. Even if independent parties can come to an agreement, a lawyer is necessary and strongly recommended to handle the mediation and paperwork.
If you are seeking to establish a child support order; or if you have been served court orders commanding your response to a child support request; or with any family law issue concerning child support; we welcome your call and we will help you get through this process.
Often times, a support obligation may be based entirely upon the most recent pay-stub that an individual provided to the other party and the Court at the time that the underlying support obligation was calculated, which may not include bonuses or commissions yet to be received, as well as other possible year-end incentives and remunerations which should be considered as additional income to that party for purposes of calculating the appropriate monthly support obligation.
As the Obligor, it is important that you have and review the total year-end income information for yourself as well as that for the other party to the caser as it may be that you are entitled to a reduction of your support obligation due to a decrease in your total income and/or an increase in the total income of the Obligee, as compared to that upon which the current obligation/order is based upon. Conversely, if you are the Obligee, it may be that you are entitled to an increase in the amount of support that you are receiving due to a decrease in your total income and/or an increase in the total income of the Obligor. While there are a number of other factors that must be considered when calculating a support obligation, the gross incomes of each party is always the starting point and probably the most important factor/variable.
If you are currently a party to a Support case and believe that you may be entitled to a modification – whether that be (i) an increase in the amount of support that you are receiving as the Obligee; or (ii) a decrease in the amount of support that you are required to pay as the Obligor, you should consult with an attorney who is experienced in the area of Support Law to determine, in the first instance, whether there is a sufficient basis to pursue a modification of your current support obligation.
The Family Law Attorneys at DiOrio & Sereni, LLP are knowledgeable, experienced and available to help you when it comes to any matters related to child support.
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