Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C.
How much money does it cost to raise a child? Perhaps you know the answer to that question. Perhaps you think you know the answer, but when you see the actual dollar amount, you may be surprised. In the end, you want to make certain that your child gets a fair amount of financial support. Whether you are going through a divorce or involved in a paternity dispute, the Law Offices of Robert M. Kaplan, P.C., in Schaumburg, Illinois, can help you handle this important aspect of your case.
HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATED?
In most cases, the calculation of child support is a fairly straightforward matter. Each parent's income is considered according to the state's child support guidelines to come up with an amount. Other issues may need to be taken into consideration as well, such as childcare, medical care, educational needs and parenting time. While the calculation of child support tends to be straightforward, there is also the issue of making certain that all of the numbers used in the calculation are accurate. An experienced lawyer makes certain nothing is overlooked.
MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS
Do you need to make a change to existing child support payments? Changes in income, from job loss to salary increases, may require changes. Unexpected expenses, such as those that come with emergency medical conditions, may also require changes. You may even need to make a change to cover college tuition. We can help with changes to child support.