Financially supporting the health, well-being and care of a child is the responsibility of every parent and that responsibility does not cease to exist if the parents divorce or if the child was born out of wedlock. Rhode Island has adopted specific guidelines that determine the minimum amount of child support that should be paid.
There are many factors that can impact child support and the cases can become quite complex. Whether you are seeking child support or being ordered to pay it, be sure to consult an experienced family law attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. Attorney Christopher E. Friel has practiced family law in Rhode Island since 1999 and has helped numerous clients reach child support outcomes that serve the best interests of all involved.
Among the factors that come into play in determining child support are the gross income levels of both parents, the number of children involved, the amount of the health care premiums, the employment-related child care expenses, whether or not there are pre-existing child support obligations, and the claiming of the children as exemptions on federal and state inceom tax returns.
Attorney Friel is also experienced in child support cases involving paternity, modification and enforcement issues. He is committed to helping his clients reach a favorable outcome in these cases. No matter which side of the issue you are on, he has the experience, the knowledge, and the commitment to fight for your rights and work toward a fair resolution.
Contact Attorney Christopher E. Friel today to discuss your case with an experienced family court lawyer, at 401-737-4200 extension 23.