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Do you understand how child support works? We can help.

Any issue that pertains to financial matters can be a hotly contested issue during a divorce. Child support is also a commonly disputed matter as one person believes that he or she should receive a certain amount while the other party disagrees. No matter what side of the issue you are on, a close understanding of how child support is calculated and distributed may help Missouri couples avoid necessary conflicts.

After a divorce, both parents have an obligation to financially support their children. The parent who has primary custody may be awarded support payments in order to provide the children with a lifestyle similar to that which they enjoyed before the end of the marriage. The amount is based on a calculation that considers the income of the parents, custody arrangements, special needs and other factors. 

The support arrangements that were practical at the time of the divorce may not be sustainable long-term. Job loss, remarriage or other factors can impact a person's ability to abide by the terms of the original support order, but there are options available. In some cases, a person may be able to secure a modification to a support order.

Whether it is addressing concerns over child support during a divorce or seeking a support modification long after the final papers have been signed, we can help. Our team understands how child support works in Missouri, and you can put our experience to work for you. Find out how we can assist you by contacting our office for a consultation appointment.

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