It is important to understand what child support payments are intended for because there are a number of expenses that child support is intended for. Knowing what is included in child support payments and what is not included is helpful for divorcing couples trying to work out child support concerns during their divorce or in circumstances of unmarried parents.
Divorcing parents may have heard of the best interests of the child standard and may wonder what it is and how it is used to determine child custody. The best interests of the child is a standard the family law court uses to determine child custody and visitation and help parents work out their child custody concerns.
Spousal support is an important part of many divorces, making it valuable for divorcing couples in Saint Louis County to understand how spousal support is determined so they can know what to expect from the process. The family law court has significant discretion when awarding spousal support so it is beneficial to be aware of how a request for spousal support will be evaluated.
Child support are court-ordered payments one parent is required to pay to the child's other parent, who the parent is no longer in a relationship with, for the financial support of their children. Child support can also be one of the primary concerns facing divorcing and unmarried parents that the family law court can help them resolve.
Enforcement of child support and child custody orders is an important topic that is worth understanding. This blog recently discussed the importance of child support modification options, but is also important for parents in Saint Louis County to understand their child support and child custody enforcement options, and what resources are available to them.
It is not uncommon for circumstances to change following a divorce, which is why it is important for divorced couples in Clayton to understand the process of obtaining a post-divorce modification. Post-divorce modifications may be available for child support, child custody and other post-divorce concerns. As this blog recently discussed how child support is determined, it is also helpful to know how a child support modification or other post-divorce modification may be granted.
Because of how significant divorce is in the lives of Missouri divorcing spouses, it is important for them to be familiar with the different divorce options available to them. An uncontested divorce can save the divorcing couples time, money and acrimony and can be an option to consider in certain circumstances.
High asset divorces can include a number of challenges that are in additional to the usual challenges associated with divorce. The family law process is designed to help divorcing couples resolve their divorce-related concerns as smoothly as possible and help them resolve the challenges associated with their unique divorce situation.