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Child Support and Child Support Modifications

Are you getting a divorce or separating from your partner and are concerned about child support? Alabama has clear child support guidelines that are meant to serve the best interest of the child. Child support is not a punishment, but rather a way to ensure both parents are contributing financially to the rearing of their children.

At Key, Greer, Harrison, & Casey, our Birmingham child support attorneys represent both mothers and fathers in child support and other family law cases. We understand that this can be an emotionally confusing time, and will work with you to address all of your questions and concerns. With more than three decades of experience in family law, you can feel confident in our ability to represent your interests.

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Child Support: A Straightforward Process

Compared to other divorce issues, determining child support is a relatively easy and straightforward process. In a majority of divorces and separations, factors such as parental income, number of children and the cost of health insurance are entered into a formula, which calculates the amount of child support one needs to pay. The formula helps ensure the person who pays support is not paying more than what is needed to adequately and fairly supplement the cost of raising the child.

While the child support guidelines are mandatory, the court may deviate from them under special circumstances. Our Alabama child support attorneys are well versed in the specifics of child support law. We will direct your case in a manner appropriate to your situation.

Child Support Modifications

Have you undergone a significant change in financial circumstances? You may be able to modify your child support agreement. Tell us about your situation. We can help determine if your child support agreement should be modified up or down accordingly.

Child support modification requires a change in circumstances, including:

  • Payor lost his or her job
  • Payor got a promotion or a new job with a substantial pay increase
  • Child turned 19
  • Custodial parent moved away, increasing the travel costs of the non-custodial parent
  • Loss or adjustment of health insurance

Contact a Pelham Child Support Attorney

For more information about Alabama child support guidelines, lawyers at the law firm of Key, Greer, Harrison, & Casey can help. Contact our Birmingham child support attorneys or call our office at 205-987-2211today for a free consultation.

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