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Factors that can affect child support payments

Family law is an area that includes a number of legal issues. From child custody and support to marriage and divorce, people who are having difficulty addressing certain issue regarding their family or relationship often see family law attorneys when they are in need of assistance. With family law being a broad area that includes many issues pertaining to families and couples, it should not surprise many that child support falls under the category of family law.

The following are factors that can affect whether or not child support is awarded and how much:

  • Difference between each parent's income.
  • Number of children.
  • Child's education expenses.
  • Child's medical expenses.

When the courts review the abovementioned factors, they are able to make a decision about child support and whether or not one parent should be paying it. This decision isn't always one that either parent finds fair because it can go either way.  For example, just because a parent may request to receive a certain amount of child support from the other parent of their child, doesn't mean that is the amount they will be awarded. That also doesn't mean that one parent won't have to contribute something monetarily on a monthly basis. Both parents should be helping to raise the child, so it is only fair that both help out financially.

Anyone who is experiencing a family legal matter may want to contact an attorney for assistance. Some matters may be more difficult to resolve, but that doesn't mean a resolution can't be found. Before things escalate and turn nasty, couples have the option to resolve their issues outside of court and walk away with what they want, so it is something they should consider doing.

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