Child support can often be a highly contested issue in most divorce proceedings that involve children. Although some parents want to be able to provide for their kids, coming to an agreement of what is fair is usually not so simple. However, with the right expectations from the outset, parties can be better prepared for the issues that may arise. The basic definition of child support is the parents’ legal duty to provide financially for their children.
Understanding Child Support in Utah
In Utah child support is required and determined by statute, meaning that Utah has laws that set out a parents child support obligation based on their income and the custody arrangement. So based on that calculation the court will order that the non-custodial parent pays the custodial parent the amount set out by statute. Courts will normally set the support according to these guidelines, but in some unusual circumstances they may order a different amount. Also the parties can agree to a child support amount as long as it meets the guidelines and the court signs off on it. Along with child support the law requires that the parents provide medical insurance coverage for their children, and share costs like premiums, co-payments, and work-related child-care expenses.
Child Support Help | Ogden Divorce Attorney
Whether you have gone through a divorce or are just starting the process, the lawyers at Ogden Divorce Law can help you with your child support issues along with any other family law problems you may be having. Family law issues can be very emotional and very stressful and that is why having an attorney at your side can be so helpful. Our lawyers are sensitive to the difficult situation you are in and we will work tirelessly to make sure that your rights are protected. Call or email us today to set up a free consultation.