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Expert testimony is available for explaining deviations that apply to your client’s case. Analysis includes economic exhibits explaining how deviation amounts were calculated. The analysis also includes standard legal arguments used by other attorneys in conformance with statute and appellate opinion.
General Child Support Topics-Applicable for All States
Check out our pages on state government involvement in child support guidelines and how economic studies are used to calculate child costs.
Modifying Child Support
So, you have a child support order in place. You are either paying or receiving. But times have changed since the child support was set and there have been significant financial changes for you or the other parent. Either the current award is insufficient based on new circumstances or you are struggling to pay due to subsequent changes. What do you do?
If your financial circumstances have changed or the needs of the child have changed, you can seek a modification of the child support award under specific circumstances.
Parenting Time Issues and Deviating
Parenting time can be a significant cost factor not just for the custodial parent but also for the noncustodial parent. These pages cover a variety of issues for deviating for parenting time.
Currently, the focus of the commission is the two economic study committees on parenting time and low-income self-support reserves.