Under Louisiana state law, both parents have a legal obligation to support their child financially, whether the non-custodial parent wants to be actively involved in the child’s life or not.
If you are a custodial parent who is interested in seeking child support, you have come to the right place. Our firm has assisted many custodial parents in getting the support they need to raise their children.
The first step in obtaining child support is establishing paternity, which is the legal process of legally identifying the child’s father.
In cases where paternity is contested, the dispute can be resolved easily with a simple DNA test that can be ordered by the court.
The DNA test can accurately and easily reveal who the father of the child is so that paternity can be established.
After paternity has been established, child support is calculated by a guidelines table that takes into account several factors, including the income of each parent, the number of children involved, the ages of the children, and other expenses like health care or special needs.
When a parent does not pay the child support ordered by the court, he or she faces wage garnishment and other penalties. In order for a child support order to be changed, it must be approved by the court.
Your child has the right to be taken care of financially, and you have the right to demand that the other parent contributes fairly. Our firm can help you stand up for these rights. We charge reasonable fees and always try to resolve cases in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Find out more about our Baton Rouge family law firm on our website.