Child Support In Family Court
The best interests of the children are paramount and remain our focus at the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., in Buffalo, New York. Whether your child support matter involves an order before the divorce or enforcement or modification after, we can be at your side.
The courts are looking out for the best interests of your child. We are looking out for the best interests of your child. Both parents should share that philosophy as well. Contact an attorney at 716-568-4453.
Child Support Prior To Divorce
Child support proceedings in family court can many times serve as a prelude to divorce. When a couple separates, the custodial parent may need financial assistance. While strict formulas exist, a combined parental income exceeding $80,000 can result in a couple opting out of those guidelines. Expenses related to health care, day care and education expenses are factored in as well.
Child Support Modifications And Enforcement
As lives progress after a divorce, ex-spouses often change jobs and forge new relationships. That often requires the divorced couple to revisit the support agreement in family court. At the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., we advocate for our clients and ensure that the modifications to a child support agreement truly reflect the new reality.
With or without modifications, an existing child support agreement is not always followed by one party. Nonpaying ex-spouses often need a strong reminder that they have a legal obligation to support their children financially. That involves an appearance in family court where we hold them accountable.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced family court lawyer, please contact us.