Child support matters can have a significant impact on your life and the life of your child. At my Birmingham law firm, I take them seriously. Attorney, Joe Ingram, handles child support matters based on thorough preparation, in-depth knowledge and a dedication to achieving the best possible results.
Alabama has established a series of statewide child support guidelines. The guidelines determine a child support amount based on the combined gross income of both parents. Other factors may be taken into account such as extracurricular activities for the children, sports activities, band, cheerleading, gymnastics. Often, Joe encourages the client to review all of their spending habits for 3-6 months to get an accurate picture of the actual needs of their child. In a divorce, parents often agree to the support amount listed in the guidelines. If they cannot agree, a judge will often order support.
When the parents of a child are not married, the legal father must be determined before a child support order can be obtained. My law office can help with the establishment of paternity as well as with related matters involving child support.
Existing court orders of child custody, visitation and child support can be modified. Generally, modification of child support is allowed when there has been a substantial change in circumstances — an increase or decrease in income of at least 10 percent. It is important for parents to recognize this so that they can take advantage of the benefits the law provides.
When child support checks don't come regularly, parents also may take legal action for enforcement of child support orders. Courts sometimes order income withholding or, if that fails, find a parent in contempt of a court order. If you have concerns related to child support enforcement, I can help with forceful legal action.
When you have questions about Alabama child support, the best way to get answers is to talk with an attorney. To speak with Joe Ingram about your legal needs, please contact my Birmingham law office by calling 205-335-2640. Initial consultations are free and confidential. All calls are returned within 24 hours.
1027 23rd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
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