After a divorce, both parents still have an obligation to support their children financially. In Missouri, the courts determine child support based on the income and financial resources of each parent. While there are statutory child support guidelines, exceptions are usually granted in high net worth divorce situations.
At Green Cordonnier & House LLP, our lawyers have the skills and experience to help our clients make sure their children are receiving the financial support they deserve. From negotiating the initial child support order to seeking modifications or enforcement years later, we have the skills and resources to handle all of your child support needs.
Call our firm at 314-726-0455 to schedule a consultation with a St. Louis child support attorney. Consultation fees apply.
Child Support Factors
The amount of child support awarded to custodial parents is governed by statutory guidelines. Parents may agree to an amount higher than what is given by the guidelines, but not less. The payment amount is a result of many factors such as:
- The income of both parents
- The number of children
- Special needs of a child (medical needs, etc.)
- Child care costs
- The standard of living a child enjoyed during the marriage
- The educational needs of a child
These are just a few of the many items a court will weigh as it arrives at a final decision. You will also be able to discuss any special and unique circumstances that might sway the court to deviate from the statutory guidelines.
Child Support in High Net Worth Divorces
Determining child support can be more complicated in high net worth divorce cases, as all parties are accustomed to a higher standard of living. We understand the complexities in determining child support for people of means, and are able to find agreements that are in the best interests of our clients and their children. If an agreement cannot be reached by the parties, we have the skills and resources to pursue a favorable outcome in court.
Missouri Divorce Attorneys
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