In the process of getting a divorce, couples completely ignore the welfare of their children. But that doesn’t mean that there is no one to care about the lives of the children and how are they going to live once the divorce is granted.
But, the courts all over the United States show main concern about the rights of the children and how to decrease the effect of the divorce scenario. The divorce is never easy and if there are children involved in the process, then it becomes even more complicated.
Children at the age of 15 might be able to understand the divorce thing, but the life of a 3-year-old gets affected in a huge way. Small children are not in the place to understand what’s going on between their mom and dad. They can’t choose between their parents.
It is very important for any court to decide about the custody of the children. Who they will live with and who will pay for their livelihood, these are some of the vital points for which, the court case will run.
If you are getting a divorce from your partner and wanted to take the custody of your children, then you should hire the best lawyer that knows the family law.
When important matters like child support and custody are decided, it is essential to have an experienced family law attorney to stand on your side.
It is not easy to make decisions of child support at once as a complex formula is taken into the consideration. The parent that has the highest income and comfort level will usually win the custody of the child, but there are many other factors that accounts the child custody.
If the parent is not available to look after the child, then the court will have to consider the other party. The best option for you as a parent is to discuss all the things clearly with your attorney, so that he/she can make a strong case based on your inputs.
A lawyer is the person that can win the case on your behalf, considering you have given the right information to him/her.
On a several occasions, I have seen the disagreements occurring in the courts. So, in those cases, a professional family lawyer will work for the interests of the children and the custodial parent, which happens as you in this case to make sure that a fair amount of child support get’s paid.
The other party will also consult his/her lawyer to make sure that the payment required is fair and affordable. If the custodial parent has not been able to pay the amount in the future due to any reason, then the lawyer can file for a change to the agreement to take this particular change into the consideration.
If both the parties agree on all the points and there is no dispute whatsoever, then the custodial parent will have to make sure that the payments made by the non custodial parent are on time and full every single month. If the custodial parent is not getting the payments on time, then he/she can discuss this thing with the lawyer.
The lawyer will file a document of the court to make sure that the payments are on time or all the back payments made with the proper interest charges included.
The rate on the late child support payments is about 10% in The United States, so the non-custodial parent has to keep these things in mind or it could lead him/her to more financial blunders.