The purpose of child support is to fairly divide the day-to-day expenses of raising children between the parents. Also included in the child support calculation are daycare costs and the costs of health insurance for the children. The process of accurately and fairly calculating child support requires the skill of knowledgeable attorneys. Indiana law permits fine-tuning of the child support obligation between the parents based on factors such as the number of overnights each parent has with the children each year. At Gasparis & Zembillas Attorneys At Law, we will ensure that the support calculation is accurate, and we will look out for your children's best interests at all times.
Calculating Child Support
Determining child support is often a fairly straightforward process. Values are inputted in a child support calculation worksheet and calculated according to the gross income of the parents, cost of childcare, health care expenses, number of overnights & other factors.
Representing Clients in Child Support Disputes
Child support guidelines are in place to ensure both parents are contributing to the cost of raising a child. If you are paying child support, you should not have to worry about losing your living expenses to support the other parent’s lifestyle. However, some child support cases will proceed to mediation or trial over disputes of paying too much or too little income.
Mediation is a requirement in Indiana for most family law disputes. It is often less contentious, less expensive and more likely to result in an outcome that both sides can accept. Some disputes cannot be resolved amicably, however. Gasparis & Zembillas, Attorneys At Law, are skilled trial lawyers who will advocate for your interests in court.
Crown Point & Valparaiso, IN -- Support Modification Lawyers
If you have undergone a significant change in circumstances, like a job loss, then you are eligible to modify an existing child support agreement. At Gasparis & Zembillas, Attorney At Law, we have the experience in working with clients in modifying child support both upward and downward to reflect a client’s financial situation.
At Gasparis & Zembillas, Attorney At Law, we will look out for your children's welfare and assist with all legal procedures. We take a real interest in our clients' situations and work diligently to make all steps in the legal process as seamless as possible.
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