Help With Child Support Issues
At Canfield Madow Law Group, PLLC, our team of lawyers has more than 35 years of collective experience assisting parents with a wide array of family law matters, including those involving child support.
Following are some common questions and answers:
How Is The Amount Determined In Washington?
Typically, child support is determined by a set mathematical formula that takes into account the parents’ respective incomes and other relevant factors. However, not every case is so simple. If one parent is self-employed, for instance, accurately determining his or her income can be challenging. If a child has special needs, the support amount may need to reflect extra expenses.
What Happens If I Can’t Afford To Pay The Amount Ordered?
If you can’t pay the amount ordered by the court, you have options. Washington’s Department of Child Support offers an alternative solutions program to assist individuals who find it challenging to meet their support obligations.
Another potential option is to seek an official modification to the child support order. Our firm can assist you with this, if a certain amount of time has passed or if circumstances have significantly changed.
What Is Medical Support?
Most people think of child support as simply financial payments, but a support order often includes a medical coverage provision as well. This requires a parent to include the child on his or her medical insurance (if such coverage is offered through an employer or local union).
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