One of the most common misconceptions about divorce attorneys is that their assistance stops once your divorce has been finalized. However, many divorce attorneys can help you deal with an ex-spouse that is not fulfilling his or her responsibilities per the divorce agreement, such as by missing or refusing to pay child support. Listed below are two ways that a divorce attorney can help you deal with child support issues.
If you and your spouse are divorcing and have minor children, one of you will likely be ordered to pay child support. Unless you and your spouse agree to shared or 50/50 custody and both of you make the exact same amount of money, child support will be ordered. It may help to understand what factors go into the child support calculations so that you can plan ahead and budget for the future, so read on to learn more about how child support amounts are determined.
Divorce isn't easy on any family, but Psychology Today reports that children will ultimately be better off with two happily divorced parents than miserable married ones. It's possible for the divorce to be amicable, and you can agree to work out custody in a way that works for everyone if you keep communication open and choose to behave in a supportive way with one another. From the decision to divorce to appointments with your family law attorney to the time the court declares you legally divorced, try to stay positive.