Child Support Lawyers
Southern Minnesota Child Support Attorney
At Birkholz Law, LLC, our goal is to help our clients achieve their legal goals and resolve issues through knowledgeable and supportive representation that is honest and upfront. It is our job to give you the information that you need so you can make informed decisions in your case. This helps you resolve your legal issue in the most cost-effective and positive way possible.
If you need to have child support established, need to contest the child support order, or you need child support to be modified, you will work with Mankato child support lawyers who will be your advocate toward a successful conclusion.
Child Support Issues
There is a formula that determines how much child support the paying parent needs to pay. However, the correct amount of child support can be more than just mathematical formulas. It is important that the child is able to live the same kind of lifestyle they have lived. If they don’t, then it is made much more obvious to them that life has changed in more ways than one parent being out of the home. They realize that there has been a financial impact as well and this can be difficult for some children.
Birkholz Law, LLC can address all child support issues. For instance, when a parent has seasonal, self-employment, or commission-based income that can vary greatly from year-to-year, there are things that can be done. The same child support payments may not always suffice. While the child needs to have consistency, the parent paying the payments needs to be able to survive financially as well.
If there is a case where a parent tries to hide income or works at a job that is intentionally far below their earning potential, a forensic accountant can be called upon in your case to make sure you get the support that you need for your child.
Child Support Law
As mentioned before, there is a mathematical formula that is set out in the statutes that determines the required amount of child support. This amount is based on potential or actual incomes of the parents, the amount of parenting time, and other factors.
It is important that you have a Southern Minnesota child support lawyer to help you determine the amount of child support needed in your case and aggressively use the legal system to pursue that goal. If there is a significant change in income or another change, such as the child’s living arrangement changing, it may be necessary to seek a modification of child support.
Contact A Mankato Child Support Lawyer
Child support is a way for the court to ensure the minor child is taken care of by both parents. By having the non-custodial parent pay child support payments to the custodial parent, the child’s way of life can be maintained although the child does not live with both parents. To have child support established or to modify child support, call Birkholz Law, LLC at the Mankato office at 507-387-2100, the Westbrook office at 507-274-6501, or the St. James office at 507-375-3374 for a free consultation.