Child support may be modified over time, as new financial situations or needs arise. Our family law team at Shuler Law Firm, LLC is happy to answer your questions about child support, including the factors that influence an initial child support decision by a Missouri judge.
Parents of a child can establish paternity voluntarily at any time by filing an Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity. One parent can also file a paternity action at any point before the child turns 18. A child can pursue a paternity action between age 18 and age 21. If paternity is established, the father's name is placed on the birth certificate. Parents may take action for issues related to child custody / visitation and child support / medical support.
A divorce agreement may include child support. Child support is often paid by the non-custodial parent in divorce. There are numerous factors that could affect a child support agreement. Child support is a child's right; not a parent's right. It is best to have an experienced divorce lawyer on your side, whichever side of the question you may be on.
Choose Shuler Law Firm, LLC for premier advocacy from an experienced Springfield divorce attorney. No matter how challenging your case may be, our firm is ready to fight for you and prepare a strong case on your behalf.
Contact us at (417) 288-4433 to begin with a free consultation regarding your child support case.