Establishing child support can be overwhelming when you do not know what will happen and how it will affect your family. Each
family is unique, that makes each
The first step to establishing child support is establishing the paternity of the child. It is one of the most important steps
in the child support process. If the parents were never married to each other the biological father does not have legal rights
to his child until paternity is established. The mother does not have the legal right to collect child support until paternity
has been established.
Establishing child support helps ensure children have things like a safe home, school clothes, extracurricular activities and
food. Having financial support is essential to meeting these needs. Heather Hudson helps mothers and fathers get child support
orders that are reasonable, fair and appropriate to the needs of their children.
HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATED?
Child support awards are calculated based on the non-custodial parent's income. The state's child support guidelines are as follows:
1 child: 20% of paying parent's net resources.
2 children: 25% of paying parent's net resources.
3 children: 30% of paying parent's net resources.
4 children: 35% of paying parent's net resources.
5 children: 40% of paying parent's net resources.
Six or more children, the non-custodial parent will not pay less than the amount of five children.
Let the team at Heather Hudson Law Firm, PLLC, help you navigate this process.