Child Support in Louisiana
Our New Orleans Family Lawyers Are Dedicated to Pursuing Justice for Your Family
When it comes to your money, making sure you are getting enough or making sure you aren't forced to give too much can be confusing and stressful to say the least. Child support in Louisiana is a formula-based determination that relies heavily on the gross incomes of the parties and the number of children involved, but there are exceptions to the rule. Sometimes other factors may be involved. Often, sound legal guidance is vital to understanding what to expect when it comes to child support and how to affect the outcome.
At Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC, we can assist with your child support rights and obligations, whether you are:
- The parent expected to pay support, or
- The parent expecting to receive support
We can also help predict potential child support when other factors affect the basic child support obligation, such as:
- Second families
- Health insurance
- School tuition
- Extracurricular activities
There are ways to influence the outcome when these other factors are present, but it takes finesse, skill, and a thorough knowledge of the subject matter - all tools we utilize on a daily basis. Call Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC today to arrange a consultation with a New Orleans family lawyer from our team.
Experienced in Louisiana Family LawOur additional experience with custody, divorce, and other related family law litigation, including domestic violence and community property, enables us to assist you with all related aspects of your case. We can give our clients peace of mind that they already have counsel who can protect and defend their rights, in the event that they have multiple family law issues.
I Already Have a Support Order. What If I Need To Change It?
At Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC, we regularly assist clients seeking a modifications of support orders. For a court to change the amount of child support due in Louisiana, it must be shown that there was a material change of circumstances, or that one parent's income or expenses dropped or rose significantly. In today's economy, many people have suffered job loss or a reduction in pay through no fault of their own and need temporary relief from child support. Under these circumstances, we may be able to have your support order modified.
My Ex Stopped Paying! What Do I Do Now?
Often, people simply stop paying or reduce payments on their own. Failure to pay child support can lead to contempt charges. This can end in wage garnishment, tax refunds being withheld, driver's licenses being revoked-and the payer could even end up in jail! Louisiana takes child support and the child's best interests very seriously. Our New Orleans family attorneys are ready to help you whether you are owe delinquent child support payments or your ex has stopped paying and you need to get support again.
Contact Our Tough & Experienced Family Lawyers Today
If you have questions about child support or any other family law issue, we should talk. Our lawyers offer child support consultations in person, by telephone and through online media. To make an appointment, call us in New Orleans at (504) 502-7316 or contact us online.