Child support is one of the most important and complex issues parents must address when they decide to divorce (or separate, if never married). Many parents are unsure how child support is determined in the state of Indiana and what options they have for modifying a child support arrangement.
Our Indiana child support attorneys at McNeelyLaw understand that parents have a lot of questions and concerns related to child support, and we’re here to address them. Our team can explain the guidelines for determining child support in Indiana and how they may be applied to your situation. We help clients with all matters related to child support, including reaching a fair support agreement and securing a modification of the current order when needed.
In Indiana, courts consider several factors to determine the amount of money that must be paid for child support. These factors include the income of both parents, how many children there are, childcare costs, health insurance premiums, and any applicable deductions that may apply to either parent.
If you need help calculating child support, reach out to a knowledgeable family law attorney. Our Indiana child support attorneys at McNeelyLaw can help you determine a fair and just child support obligation in your unique situation.
You can seek modification of a child support order in Indiana if certain conditions are met. For instance, if there has been a significant change in either parent’s financial situation or if there has been an unexpected increase or decrease in expenses related to caring for your children, you may be able to modify your existing arrangement through the court system.
If you want to modify your existing child support order, it is best to consult with a skilled attorney who can help you navigate the process and ensure that any modifications are legally enforceable.
In Indiana, child support is designed to cover a wide range of expenses that are associated with raising a child. These expenses can include everything from food and clothing to healthcare and housing costs. Child support payments can be used to pay for daycare, schooling, and extracurricular activities, as well as basic living expenses. It is important to note that child support does not typically cover the cost of college tuition.
In Indiana, orders for child support typically last until the child turns 19. Still, courts can terminate the order early in some situations, such as if they determine that a minor has become self-sufficient due to their age and employment capability. To achieve this outcome, parents must timely file a petition with the court. The child support obligation can last past the child’s 19th birthday if the custodial parent requests educational support.
A qualified attorney can provide invaluable assistance when it comes to an understanding of your rights and obligations under Indiana law regarding child support arrangements. Your lawyer can help you understand how much money you should be receiving or paying towards your children’s needs based on your individual circumstances and guide you through any necessary steps required to make modifications if needed down the line.
Additionally, an experienced attorney can represent you during court proceedings should disputes arise over issues related to child support payments or other aspects of divorce proceedings involving minor children.
At McNeelyLaw, our knowledgeable attorneys have experience in representing parents on both sides of child support cases. We can assist you regardless of whether you are the payor or the recipient parent. Contact our Indiana child support attorneys to get quality representation and work toward a fair agreement. Contact us today for a case evaluation.
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