When you split up with the other parent, it can be a real struggle emotionally. There are also financial implications to this, whether you two were previously married or not. In these situations, it is helpful to find a trusted attorney to help you to understand your options. Connecticut is like all other states in that parents are legally obligated to provide support for their minor children, given that is it reasonably necessary for raising them.
At The Law Office of Amendola & Amendola in Fairfield, CT, we understand the importance of having the resources to raise your child. If you are seeking child support from your former partner, talk to us to learn about your next steps. The state of Connecticut has a vested interest in seeing your little one is raised in a healthy manner, and that includes child support and spousal payments. Talk to our team today to set up a meeting, and we can discuss your legal possibilities!
What Does Connecticut Law Say About Child Support?
Here in Connecticut, we take the idea of raising a child very seriously, and the law reflects that in child support. Connecticut, like all other states, has child support guidelines that provide the basis for the establishment and modification of child support awards based on family income and the number of children involved. The Connecticut Judicial Branch even has a handy child support calculator, which can estimate monthly child support payments based on these qualifications.
However, if you and the other parent decide to make your own agreement, it is possible to do. With a child support agreement that you and the other parent have crafted on your own, you can have more control over what happens with your child. Your judge will take a look at this agreement to make sure that it follows the law, so it is important to work with a trusted attorney to make sure that everything is in line with Connecticut child support rules.
Child Support Is A Legally Binding Agreement
Once child support has been established, either through the guidelines provided by the Connecticut Department of Social Services’ Office of Child Support Services or through your own child support agreement, this situation is legally binding. This means that the other parent is obligated to pay the full amount each month, and there can be penalties associated with skipping payments. If either you or the other parent decides to violate a court-ordered child support payment, there is the risk of being held in contempt of court!
Learn More About Custody With Amendola & Amendola
Give us a call at The Law Office of Amendola & Amendola in Fairfield, CT at (203)803-2943 to find out more about your options in custody and child support!