Going through divorce can be emotionally challenging. What was once a family unit can be broken apart, sometimes in a way that leaves parties with a lot of heartache and negative animosity. In addition to having to redefine their new lives after marriage in emotional terms, those who get divorced will also need to ensure their financial stability. This may be tricky, particularly when children are involved.
When a couple is married and has children, they are expected to raise them together. The same holds true after divorce, though it may be broken down in financial terms. A non-custodial parent should hold up their end of the bargain by paying for their fair share of educational, extracurricular and every day expenses for their child. There can be a lot of dispute about what amount of child support should be paid, which is why, as was discussed previously on this blog, the child support obligation worksheet may be a strong starting point.
However, far too often, Louisianans find themselves struggling to care for their children financially, recover child support or make child support payments. Those who find themselves in these situations may need to take legal action to find relief. At the Rowe Law Firm, we help parents on both sides of child support disputes find favorable outcomes. We work with custodial parents to fight for the compensation they and their children deserve and successfully recover that money. Our team also works with noncustodial parents who, on account of job loss or unexpected medical conditions, may be unable to make their child support obligation payments.
Regardless of which side you fall on, if you are dealing with child support issues, then you need to consider your legal options. Failing to do so could result in tremendous financial harm, which effects not only you, but your child as well. Therefore, many Louisianans find that carefully researching family law and family law attorneys is beneficial.