Child support in Rhode Island is determined by formulas in the statutes. Determining the proper level of child support requires more than putting numbers into a spreadsheet however. Over time, situations can change necessitating modifications in the child support level, either up or down. Complications can arise when a parent is self-employed or has chosen to work in a job below his or her earning potential.
Our Cranston lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of child support. We understand the factors that affect the child support level and how to obtain results for our clients in the legal system. We can represent you in matters involving:
- Determination of the child support level
- Child support modifications
- Enforcement of child support orders
- Paternity and child support matters affecting unmarried couples
Modifications in Child Support
When a significant change in circumstances occurs, it is possible to go to court seeking a modification in a child support order. An event such as a layoff, a promotion or the onset of disability may provide sufficient grounds for a modification. Our Rhode Island child support attorneys can advise and represent you for a reasonable fee. In most cases, we can obtain a modification in a prompt and efficient manner.
Representation in Complex Child Support Matters
At Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, we believe that a person entitled to receive child support should receive that support. We also believe that a payer of child support should not be required to pay more than the law requires. Our law firm has experience in complex and contested child support cases. When representing you, we will work diligently to protect your rights and interests.
Contact a Providence Area Divorce Attorney
To discuss your situation with a knowledgeable counselor and advocate, contact Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum.