Child Support Attorney in New Port Richey
Seeking Support that Is in the Best Interest of Your Child
Child support is in place to help the custodial spouse pay for the needs of children born in a marriage. Support and child custody are two issues you are most likely to contest in a divorce proceeding. Ideally, each spouse has the best interests of the children at heart and can eventually reach an agreement.
When working through child support issues, the courts consider a variety of important factors including:
- How much each spouse earns
- How much time each parent has with the children
- The standard of living during the marriage
The New Port Richey family law attorney at Dale L. Bernstein, Chartered Law Office can help ensure you get a fair settlement. With over 30 years of experience, we know how to handle common snags in the child support process.
We can help you fight to make sure your children receive fair and proper support after a divorce. For an appointment about child support issues, contact our firm at (727) 312-1112.
Amendments to Child Support Agreements
As life moves on for both former spouses, a lot can change. This can mean that one party wants to amend the child support arrangement. For the court to hear a petition to change child support payments, the petitioner must prove that there has been a substantial change in circumstances.
The court may amend child support payments if:
- Either spouse has a significant change in income
- There has been a shift in the division of parenting time
- One parent has another child, resulting in a major financial adjustment
- The expected expenses of raising the children have changed significantly
If you are looking to amend a child support order, you need an experienced New Port Richey family lawyer on your side. At Dale L. Bernstein, Chartered Law Office, we will listen to your situation carefully and give you a realistic assessment of what you can expect.
We know that things can be very challenging, and we are here to help. Contact us today at (727) 312-1112 for a consultation.