Top Merrillville, IN Child Support Lawyers Near You

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    Nigohosian & Dahlquist, P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

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    Dolci & Weiland

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

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    Dolci & Weiland

    Child Support Lawyers | Oakbrook Terrace Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Oakbrook Terrace Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

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    Nye Law Group, Ltd.

    Child Support Lawyers | Fox River Grove Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Fox River Grove Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

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    Stephens Law Firm, P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | St. John Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | St. John Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

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    Leone & Kosyla Law LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

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    Weiler & Lengle, PC

    Child Support Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | St. Charles Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

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    Martoccio & Martoccio

    Child Support Lawyers | Hinsdale Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Hinsdale Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Smith Grattan Law LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Kalscheur Conscious Family Law LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Matthew & Drnovsek Law, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd.

    Child Support Lawyers | Oak Brook Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Oak Brook Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Michael A. Lew

    Child Support Lawyers | Palos Park Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Palos Park Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Law Offices of David Lee

    Child Support Lawyers | Aurora Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Aurora Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • The Llorens Law Group, Ltd.

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Bradford & Gordon, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Galvan Law, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Hebron Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Hebron Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Das law, Ltd.

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Law Office of Riley N. Oncken

    Child Support Lawyers | Sycamore Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Sycamore Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Law Offices of Martin A. Delaney III, Ltd.

    Child Support Lawyers | Rolling Meadows Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Rolling Meadows Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Chi City Legal, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Church Church Hittle + Antrim

    Child Support Lawyers | Merrillville Office

    Child Support Lawyers | Merrillville Office

  • Abear Law Offices

    Child Support Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Wheaton Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

  • Law Office of Jeffrey R. Esser

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

    Child Support Lawyers | Chicago Office | Serving Merrillville, IN

Merrillville Child Support Information

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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 a Merrillville 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.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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