Our Kansas City child support attorney has years of experience handling these cases across the Kansas City metropolitan area. No situation is too complicated for our firm. Whether you are in the beginning stages of a separation or if you need help amending an existing order, we can help.
When determining child support, the court's primary goal is to ensure that the best interests of the children in question are protected and that their lives are as financially stable as possible, ideally as they were before their parents’ separation. Unfortunately, some parents lose sight of this and do everything in their power to either not pay child support or to get more than is fair.
Additionally, if someone loses their job unexpectedly, or other life changes affect their ability to pay child support, payments can be missed. This is where an experienced lawyer can help you and your family.
An experienced child support attorney can help you:
- Amend a previous agreement if your situation changes
- Enforce child support orders
- Fight for a favorable agreement in court
- Negotiate an agreement that puts your children’s needs first
- If child support payments are being misused
- If you miss child support payments
Families are complicated, and your circumstances can change quickly and unexpectedly. When this happens, it is vital to ensure that you stay current with your child support payments, and if necessary, consider modifying your existing order.
How Does the Court Determine Child Support in Kansas City?
Child custody and child support agreements are not the same, but the courts consider many of the same factors when determining these orders. For example:
- the employment status of both parents,
- any special educational or medical needs of the children in question,
- and the living situation of both parents will all be considered when determining child support.
Ultimately, the court will focus on the child’s needs first and foremost, factoring in the parent’s situations based on what works best for their kids. See our child custody page for more details.
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