If you and your spouse are getting divorced and there are children involved, the court is going to look to one of you to be the primary caregiver for the children and the other to pay child support for the care of the children. In these cases, you’ll need to have an attorney that understands the nuances of child support. Whether you’re the spouse looking to reach an agreement in terms of how much child support you will receive, or you’re the spouse having to pay the child support, it’s vital to have an attorney that understands Child Support in Huntsville AL.
One of the best things that an attorney handling Child Support in Huntsville AL can do for you is to keep negotiations at the negotiating table and keep these sort of negotiations out of the courtroom. Many people feel that if they run into an obstinate spouse that is either asking for too much child support, or a spouse that refuses to pay a certain amount, that simply taking these issues to a judge is the best way to resolve them. However, most attorneys will tell you that this isn’t the way that you want to have your child support issues resolved.
The reason for this is that attorneys know that when things go to a judge, there is no telling what the judge will decide. A judge may choose to go along the lines of how the negotiation has gone so far, up until the negotiations broke down. In other cases, the judge may rule significantly differently. In fact, there are numerous cases where a judge has ordered a spouse to pay so much child support that the payer didn’t have enough money for themselves. Conversely, there are a number of cases where the judge ruled in such as way that the caregiver gets hardly any support at all. Neither of these situations are best for the kids involved.
An attorney from the law offices of Long Flanagan and McDonald LLC has experience in a wide variety of family law issues, including child support cases. These attorneys will represent you vigorously and they understand how to get the best child support agreement for you and your children.