Salt Lake City Child Support Lawyers
Supporting Your Children After Divorce
In Utah, both parents have an obligation to support their children after divorce. Parents must also provide health insurance for children and are required to share the cost as well as the cost of other medical and child care expenses.
The attorneys at Stavros Law, P.C., in Salt Lake City can ensure that your children receive an appropriate amount of child support. We offer a free consultation to answer your questions about how child support is determined in Utah.
Utah Child Support Guidelines
In Utah, the amount of child support is based on several factors, including the incomes of both parents, the number of children supported and the child custody arrangement. The sole child custody calculator is used when the noncustodial parent has fewer than 111 overnights a year with the children. The joint child custody calculator is used when each parent has more than 110 overnights a year. Utah also has split custody calculator when there are two or more children, and each parent has primary custody of at least one of them.
The most common issue in child support payments is parental income used in the calculation. If one of the parents is self-employed, owns a business or is underemployed, then the assistance of a lawyer may be needed to determine the parent's income. Our lawyers use forensic accountants and other experts to ensure that child support is calculated fairly.
Child support continues until the child turns 18 and finishes high school. The court can modify child support orders if one parent's financial circumstances undergo a substantial change or the needs of the children change.
Contact a Child Support Lawyer in Salt Lake City
Our Salt Lake City child support attorneys are easy to talk to and will listen carefully to you. To schedule a free consultation concerning child support, please call 801-428-0719 or contact us online.
Written by the Office of Stavros Law, P.C.