Top Elsmere, DE Child Support Lawyers Near You

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    Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Archer Attorneys at Law

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Earp Cohn PC

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    RRS Legal, LLC dba Rick Stock Law

    Child Support Lawyers | Pottstown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Pottstown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Law Office of Katrina Vitale, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Woodbury Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Woodbury Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Earp Cohn P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | Cherry Hill Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Cherry Hill Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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    Fabick Law, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Attorney at Law

    Child Support Lawyers | East Norriton Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | East Norriton Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Burr & Forman LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • DiFIore Levin, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Conshohocken Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Conshohocken Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Law Office of Emily Cherniack

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Anastasio Law, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Law Office of Christina M. DeMatteo, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Blue Bell Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Blue Bell Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • South Jersey Legal Services

    Child Support Lawyers | Mt. Holly Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Mt. Holly Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Peter Bowers, PC

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Console Matison, LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Raie Law

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Law Offices of Maureen M. Farrell

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Law Offices of Jack A. Rounick, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Weber Gallagher

    Child Support Lawyers | New Castle Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | New Castle Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Leech Tishman

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • Clark Hill PLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

  • The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

    Child Support Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Elsmere, DE

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Do You Need to Set or Amend Your Child Support?

The amount of child support the noncustodial parent pays each month is determined by the court following state guidelines. They include each parent’s income and assets and the amount needed to maintain the children’s pre -divorce standard of living.

How a Child Support Lawyer Can Help

Whether initially setting the amount of child support or modifying the court order, the services of an Elsmere child support attorney well versed in family law and child support issues can be of great help. The attorney can help you gather documents and personal information to support your contention and advocate your position to the court.

What does child support cover?

A judge will order child support payments to make sure all of your child’s needs are met when you and your ex are no longer together and spending money. These payments can help cover expenses for your child like school, health care, food, clothing, housing, and more.

How much is child support?

Each state calculates child support according to its formula. This formula will take into account your earnings, your ex’s earnings, and your child’s financial needs for things like school, health care, food, and other necessities. A child support lawyer will be able to better help you anticipate what you expect to either owe or receive in child support payments.

How does child support affect my taxes?

Because child support payments are solely for the child’s benefit, they do not affect tax filings. If you pay child support, you cannot deduct those payments from your income, and if you receive child support, those payments will not count toward your taxable income. If you are late on child support payments, your state may intercept your tax refund to help pay off those debts.

How can I change my child support payments?

If you feel you pay too much child support or receive too little, you must prove a “substantial” change in circumstances to change your child support obligations. This means major changes will need to happen to either your or your ex’s income or your child’s financial needs. Some changes that can bring about a modification of support could include a raise, losing a job, or a serious illness.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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