Child support is often ordered by the court as a result of a divorce or a finding of paternity. Indiana uses an income shares model to calculate one's child support obligation. The income shares model focuses on the income of the mother and father and uses a worksheet to calculate the weekly child support obligation.
In order to properly complete the child support worksheet, the court requires you and the other parent to exchange Financial Declaration Forms. These forms attest to the incomes of you and the other parent. Some other factors which affect the calculation of child support include overnight parenting time, other children born to either parent, health insurance premium payments, and child care costs.
The court may modify the child support order upon a showing of substantial and continuing changes of circumstances, making the current child support order unreasonable. The court often calculates whether a current child support calculation varies by more than 20% from the standing child support order and whether that order was entered more than one year prior.
A parent who is not paying child support as ordered by the court may be dealt with in several ways. The most common way is by initiating a contempt action against that parent. The court will then require the parent accused of not paying to appear in court and show cause as to why he or she should not be found in contempt for willfully disobeying the order of the court.
Whether you are a parent who needs assistance collecting unpaid child support due to you and your child or you seek a modification of the amount of support paid each week, Attorney Roberts can assist you in accomplishing your objectives. YOU DO HAVE RIGHTS and you don't have to do it alone. Your next call can make all the difference in protecting your rights and preserving your freedoms. Put your mind at ease by contacting Northwest Indiana Child Support Lawyer Joseph M. Roberts now to schedule your informative, no obligation case evaluation.
Your next call can make all the difference in protecting your rights and preserving your freedoms. Put your mind at ease by contacting Northwest Indiana Child Support Lawyer Joseph M. Roberts now to schedule your informative, no obligation case evaluation.
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