At Zapicchi&Liller, family law is one of our major practice areas and we often deal with many child support and child custody issues, especially during divorce. Children are often the most affected in most divorces since they lose the shelter of the family structure that they have grown accustomed to their entire life. In order to safeguard the future of your child, it is essential to make the right decisions for custody and child support. We can offer you advice and legal representation during custody hearings.
Child custody describes the legal relationship between you and the child. There are different kinds of custody depending on what the court decides that is best for the child.
The best interest of the child is always first when it comes to child custody hearings. Without experience in family law, we can advise you on the right moves to make in order to maintain custody of your child. You need to show the child why you are the fit parent, that you are able to provide for the child and that the environment you live in is suitable to bringing up a child. In case you get sole custody of the child, we can also help you arrange for the visitation rights of your former partner if you want him or her to be in touch with the child.
There are costs associated with raising a child that couples often share among themselves when they are together. Splitting up does not change the fact that the child is still the responsibility of both parents and therefore both must financially chip in. If you are going to have majority custody of the child, we can get you the child support you need for the child.
Parents are required to provide for the needs of the child until they are eighteen years old. The parent who has primary custody of the child receives the child support and has the mandate to spend it as he or she sees fit based on the best interest of the child. The child support amount is as directed by the court and the final amount decided is income driven.
When calculating the child support amount, we often consider all the needs of the child including any special requirements for the child. It is supposed to be for:
Zapicchi&Liller offers expert legal advice, and surrounding areas. We specialize in child custody hearings and we can help you get the child support you need to safeguard your child’s future.