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Navigating Child Support Issues In Indiana

When parents divorce or unmarried parents separate, both remain responsible for the care and well-being of their minor children. One parent often needs to pay the other child support payments. Still, parents do not always agree on the proper amount of support or how much money is necessary to maintain a stable lifestyle for the child.

If you are engaged in a child support dispute in Indiana, the attorneys at Terry & Gookins, LLC, in Carmel, are here for you. We will always protect our clients’ parental rights. This includes the best interests of their children. We draw on our experience in family law and our financial acuity to obtain the most favorable outcome on behalf of our clients.

Factors That Influence Child Support

Indiana determines child support issues by a set of guidelines that take into account factors such as:

  • The income and financial resources of each parent
  • The standard of living the child was previously accustomed to
  • Any special needs of the child, including educational or health-related

Our lawyers understand these guidelines and how judges are likely to rule in child support cases. Our strong business background allows us to address self-employment, underemployment, hidden income and other complex issues. We can provide you with guidance and advocacy that puts your child’s needs first.

Modifying Child Support Orders

Modification of child support is allowable. Indiana law dictates when a change in circumstances warrants a modification. If you seek a modification or try to stop one that may adversely affect you or your child, we can represent you in all necessary legal proceedings.

Discuss Your Child Support Issues With An Experienced Attorney

Our attorneys are here for you if you need representation for a child support issue or any family law matter in Indiana. To arrange your initial consultation, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 317-564-0016.