How do Indiana child support guidelines work?

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UNDERSTANDING INDIANA CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES

When parents divorce or separate, both remain responsible for protecting the best interests of their minor children. Indiana child support guidelines are designed to ensure that those interests are met in a manner that is fair to all parties involved.

These guidelines include:

  • The income of each spouse
  • The number of children
  • The cost of work-related child care expenses
  • The cost of health insurance
  • Special needs of the children

Whether you are paying or receiving child support, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney if you believe you or your child is being treated unfairly. At Wheeler Law Firm, LLC, in Indianapolis, I routinely handle child support matters, including initial child support proceedings as well as modification and enforcement issues.

I will draw upon my knowledge of Indiana child support guidelines to provide you with the effective representation you need in this important legal matter.

THE CHALLENGES OF CALCULATING INCOME

There are some cases in which calculating a parent’s income is more than just a matter of adding up pay stubs. This may happen when a parent is self-employed, unemployed, or hiding their income from the court.

In a case of hidden income, it may be necessary to conduct a thorough investigation into the parent’s financial records, bank activity and standard of living.

If a court determines a parent is not earning up to his or her potential, it may impute that parent’s income, determining the amount the parent is capable of making rather than the amount they are actually making.

TALK WITH AN ATTORNEY WHO CAN PROTECT YOUR CHILD’S BEST INTERESTS

I am a passionate advocate for my clients and work tenaciously to protect the best interests of their children. To discuss Indiana child support guidelines and other family law matters with an experienced lawyer, contact my law firm online or by telephone at 317-596-1000.

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