Proper Financial Support For Your Child

Connecticut uses a set formula to determine appropriate levels of financial support for children based upon the parents' "net income." At the same time, the court can allow flexibility for certain circumstances, including:

  • Extraordinary health expenses
  • Unusual school expenses
  • Significantly high or low income of a party
  • Stepparents or stepchildren who are part of the financial picture
  • Extraordinary travel expenses for visitation
  • Shared or split custody

Support For Shared Custody

Connecticut courts take joint custody into consideration when issuing support orders. Shared custody orders are becoming more common. In matters where the parents have shared custody, the court may deviate from the child support guidelines.

Knowing who to allocate the child support order and the payment of expenses for the benefit of the children requires the skill of experienced lawyers. The family lawyers at Berdon, Young & Margolis, PC, can walk you through them to see whether any apply to your situation.

We Also Handle Child Support Modification And Enforcement Matters

Whatever the court orders will stand unless the court chooses to modify the child support order. This generally occurs when one or both parents experience a substantial change in income, up or down. Our lawyers are experienced in obtaining and defending against such modifications so that your children receive the financial support they deserve.

We also represent clients before the Family Support Division in child support enforcement cases. Whether you are threatened with being put in jail for nonpayment of support or, on the other side, feel as though Support Enforcement is not doing enough, we are here to help.

If you have questions about child support, call the family law attorneys at Berdon, Young & Margolis, PC, in the Greater New Haven area, at 203-772-8414. You can also contact us by email with your questions.