The purpose of child support is to ensure that your children will continue, as closely as possible, to maintain the same standard of living to which they are accustomed. In addition to a regularly paid monetary amount, child support orders can also include items such as paying a percentage of uncovered medical expenses, child-care and educational expenses, and provision of health insurance.
Of course, all responsible loving parents want their children’s needs to be met to the best of their abilities. Sometimes, however, parents disagree on what those needs actually are and how much each parent should pay to meet those needs. For example, one parent may want their children to receive a private education while the other parent feels a public school is the best choice given their current economic situation and/or quality of public education available in their area. If the parents can not come to an agreement on their own, the decision will be made by a family court judge after careful consideration of the arguments of both parties.
Albrecht and Albrecht divorce attorneys have the expertise, experience, and compassion to understand what you believe to be the needs of your children and present your case in court to help win a financially equitable child support order which best reflects those needs.