In many divorce cases or legal separations that involve child custody, mandatory child support is ordered to be paid from one parent to the other. In most cases, the court will order the non-custodial parent to make payments to the custodial parent. If physical custody is shared, a special agreement may be established.
Child support matters can quickly get stressful and turn into a heated argument if you do not have a Kansas City divorce attorney to represent you. At Davis | Pingel, we have more than 20 years of experience in family law and are prepared to help guide you through the complex process.
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The court tends to take into account a handful of different factors which will impact whether child support is ordered, how much will be ordered, and who will be ordered to pay. It is imperative that you have a legal advocate to help you achieve a successful resolution in issues related to child support in your divorce.
One of our family law lawyers can represent you in court to see that the judge considers the best interest of your child. Additionally, there are very specific guidelines which the state of Missouri has to calculate the amount of child support which should be paid.
A few factors which are considered by the court in a child support case include: