Your Child Deserves Financial Support
Few things matter more to parents than the safety and well-being of their children. When navigating a divorce, negotiating the terms associated with child custody and child support can be complicated and rife with emotion. It is never easy to come to terms with the fact that the way you financially support and spend time with your child is about to change forever.
To soften the blow of this extreme life change for both you and your children, it is essential that you retain an experienced attorney. You should seek a lawyer who is dedicated to helping you obtain the best outcome possible in a way that supports the best interests of your child.
At Bastarrika, Soto, Gonzalez & Somohano, L.L.P., serving Bergen County and Passaic County, our experienced family law attorneys are committed to giving you the attention and care you deserve while tenaciously and efficiently handling your child support and child custody matters.
How Do Courts Determine Child Support?
Child support is determined according to a set of state-mandated guidelines. But it is important to remember that these guidelines are just that. They are not rules or requirements. We are prepared to examine the needs of your child as they correspond to the financial ability of each parent.
There are many factors that play into determining child support, including:
- Income of both parents
- Any special needs of the child or children
- Ages of the children
- The custody agreement