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Child & Spousal Support

From the initial determination to modifications, child and spousal support decisions can significantly affect your family's future. At Wolcott Rivers Gates, we understand it's crucial to maintain your lifestyle and also provide for your children. Our family law attorneys can help you maneuver through that often complicated process.

Child Support

Child support is paid by one parent to another in order to assist with cost of raising a child. It's recommended that both parents obtain legal representation in child custody and child support matters. The child support formula may be based on several factors, including: 

  • Income from both parents

  • Number of children

  • Child care expenses

  • Health insurance costs

  • Number of days the child has with each paren

Spousal Support

Spousal support may be paid by one spouse to another upon divorce or separation. The spousal support formula takes numerous factors into account, including:

  • Income and expenses of the parties

  • The duration of the marriage

  • Education and career decisions during the marriage

Support Modifications

The lawyers at Wolcott Rivers Gates can also assist with support modifications, which can be obtained under certain circumstances. Our attorneys can discuss the topic further during your consultation.