St. Louis Child Support Lawyer
Know your rights and the rights of your children.
When parents of children divorce or unmarried parents separate, each parent may be legally responsible for supporting their children upon divorce or separation.
When a St. Louis court reviews child custody issues, an accurate determination of the income of both parties is necessary to defend each party and the interest of the children. We go to great lengths to determine the exact income or income-making potential of our client and more importantly, of the other party. We zealously advocate for the immediate needs of our client with regard to receiving adequate child support or ensuring that a reasonable support is paid if due by our client.
There are several factors upon which the courts in St. Louis use to determine adequate child support. These factors include but are not limited to:
- The needs of the child, including health insurance, education, child care, and special needs
- The income and needs of the custodial parent
- The non-custodial parent’s ability to pay, including gross annual income
- The child’s standard of living before the separation or divorce
Other specific expenses that are taken into consideration when determining child support in St. Louis include extracurricular activities, private school tuition, or extraordinary healthcare, such as psychiatric counseling or therapy.
In the event that a parent fails to provide mandated child support, Avioli Law in St. Louis is prepared to seek criminal action and wage withholding remedies to acquire payment of child support.
The complicated nature of this aspect of divorce and separation can be overwhelming and requires the expertise of an experienced attorney. Michael Avioli is just that with 30 years of experience representing his client and protecting their parental rights.