South Dakota Child Support Lawyer

Experienced Family Law Attorneys Brookings, SD

After a divorce or separation, it is imperative to ensure that any children involved are still being provided for. A parent’s responsibility to their children does not end simply because a marriage ended. Child support laws were established to ensure children of divorced or separated parents still have the financial security and stability needed to cover such necessities as food, clothing, shelter, educational needs, medical care, etc.

Determining Child Support

Generally, the non-custodial parent is required to make monetary payments to the custodial parent. However, when custody is divided evenly, the parent making more money often pays the other parent child support. This is especially true if the second parent stayed home with the children during the marriage.

When parents are unable to reach a mutual decision regarding child support, the courts will use a formula based on the parents combined income to determine the amount of support.

Experienced South Dakota Child Support Lawyers

The first step that any person going through a divorce or separation should take is to consult a skilled South Dakota child support attorney who can look out for their best interest. Whether you are seeking child support, or your child's other parent is seeking child support from you, you can trust that the Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm will do everything we can to help you resolve your child support issues in a way that provides your child with the financial support he or she needs. Furthermore, if you need help modifying a child support order, regardless of whether you are seeking an increase or decrease in payment, an experienced attorney at our office can assist you.

Contact a South Dakota lawyer at Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm.