Salt Lake City, Utah Support Modifications Lawyer
You want to do what is best for your children, even in a divorce. You also want to protect your personal financial future. An experienced Salt Lake City child support attorney can help you accomplish both. At Haskins James Law we can help you understand and anticipate Utah child support guidelines and how they apply to your case. We focused on long-term solutions and will help you find a plan that works in the best interests of your children.
For informed Guidance for You and Your Family, Contact Haskins James Law
Child support in Utah is driven by statutory guidelines that determine a plan according to a formula established by the state legislature. With little room for deviation, the Salt Lake City, UT child support guidelines primarily consider the income of both guardians, your physical custody arrangement and any special needs of your children. Other critical issues, such as health care insurance coverage and tax implications, will also be included in the child support order.
The guidelines become increasingly difficult to interpret in the case where a parent is self-employed, unemployed or underemployed, possibly necessitating the court to impute the proper income to make a fair child support order or vary from guidelines. We are prepared to handle complex cases involving the Department of Child Support Services or the issues that come with high-income child support.
Modifications and Enforcement of Child Support Orders
When child support payments are not going as planned, or there has been a significant change in the economic circumstances of one party, it is possible to obtain a modification or court enforcement of child support. Post-judgment modifications to child support may be available in certain circumstances, such as:
• A change in the child’s needs such as child care
• An increase or decrease in either parent’s income
• A change in the child custody and visitation arrangement
When it comes to enforcement, child support agencies have many legal tools at their disposals to collect payments from the noncustodial parent, including wage garnishments. We represent both custodial and noncustodial parents in child support enforcement disputes.
With many years of experience helping Salt Lake City families with their legal concerns, Haskins James Law is ready to help you come up with a child support plan perfectly fitted to your needs. Call (801)539-0234