When it comes to child custody, parenting time, and child support, it’s not surprising that, when life situations change, one parent might seek modifications to any or all of these. If one parent, for example, moves to have more weekends and overnights with the child, and is granted the additional custody, then the credit for this time could impact the child support agreement.
Not surprisingly, it can be helpful for parents working through the legal system to have an attorney to assist. This is especially important for cases like the above, where one modification can potentially impact another. An attorney, like Robert Bellinger, can help make sure that the case is managed efficiently and correctly.
In the state of Indiana, there are multiple guidelines used to determine how much child support a non-custodial parent should have to pay. The initial guidelines alone break down into over 25 potential points that can impact the rate of weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly pay. For this reason, it is highly recommended that parents dealing with a child support issue consult with an attorney. Everything from the weekly cost of health insurance premiums for children, to alimony from a prior marriage can impact how much child support someone is obligated to provide.
Custodial rights can be an intensely difficult battle to fight. While Indiana protects both the rights of custodial parents and noncustodial parents, the state ultimately tries to side with the best interest of the child when making custody decisions. The Bellinger Law Office can help prepare parents so that it can be clear and factually obvious to the court that a requested custody arrangement is more beneficial to the child.
Noncustodial parents do have rights, and The Bellinger Law Office will make sure that your case receives the representation it deserves. If you have any questions about modifications to Child Custody, Patenting Time or Child Support , contact our Fort Wayne family attorney at 260-428-2214, or contact The Bellinger Law Office online.