Child support and alimony are among the many complex issues surrounding a divorce, with guidelines to follow and many factors involved. The child support formula takes into consideration the income of divorcing spouses, non-covered medical expenses, daycare expenses, employment, the ability to earn income, and other factors. All available income must be identified, and none hidden– even unintentionally.
Likewise, alimony guidelines also take into consideration various factors, including the ability to pay and the actual need. Temporary child support and alimony may be awarded while a divorce is pending. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side to protect your rights and interests is beneficial to help determine either what you will be allowed to receive or responsible to provide.