All parents are financially responsible for their children. When a couple is married, financial issues are discussed and arranged internally. However, when a couple faces divorce or if they have never been married, legal issues of child support will need to be addressed.
In Connecticut, child support is calculated by a statutory formula. There are many factors at play in this calculation, including the number of children, both parents’ incomes and the division of custody. In the great majority of cases, there will be no deviations from the formula. On rare occasions, however, a judge may use discretion to modify the child support amount — for example, if a child has extensive medical expenses.
At Ganim Legal, P.C., we provide comprehensive family law representation. This includes educating our clients on the child support guidelines and helping them protect their children’s financial interests. We are led by Paul Ganim, an attorney with nearly 25 years of legal experience. As your counsel, he will guide you through the child support process and can address a range of related issues, including:
- Temporary child support while the divorce is in progress
- Deviations from the child support formula for extenuating circumstances
- Child support and college education
- Child support enforcement
- Child support modifications
- Child support and unmarried parents
Whether you are expecting to receive or pay child support, it is vital to have an experienced family law lawyer on your side. We invite you to contact our law firm at 203-864-6625 for a free meeting with our Bridgeport child support lawyer. We can answer all of your questions and help you understand your rights.