Child Support and an Incarcerated Parent in Louisiana – What You Need to Know
Child support and custody laws in Louisiana and across the country adhere to one basic principle: all stakeholders and the law must be geared towards the child’s best interest. An incarcerated parent or guardian must be liable for child support payments to promote the child’s wellbeing. However, Louisiana law also
Promotions and Terminations: What Could Change Child Support Obligations?
When a marriage ends, there are many difficult problems to figure out. One of the most difficult is determining how much child support should be paid according to the children’s needs and the parent’s means. Once that amount is decided, it may seem as if the matter is settled until
Can I Give My Child Extra Money Outside of Child Support?
The short answer is yes. Lawfully, parents can give their children extra money outside of child support. This money is considered a gift by the court. But there are many other legal nuances to consider when deciphering how the extra money can be accepted in a case by case situation. We
Four Important Steps You Must Take With Child Support and Custody Modifications
The child support and custody issues agreed upon — or court-ordered — during your divorce may require modification. As each parent moves on with their life, changes involving the child are inevitable. If you face new or unexpected changes to your income or location, a Louisiana family law attorney can
How to Make Changes to Existing Child and Spousal Support Orders in Louisiana
Your divorce may involve a number of complicated financial calculations that may ultimately have a substantial impact on your quality of life once you separate from your spouse. Most notably, one spouse may owe the other spousal support and/or child support. The calculations for those types of support usually get
Can I Change How Much I Pay in Child Support?
You may want to change the amount you pay in child support for a variety of reasons. Your life circumstances changed. You experienced a job change, you had another child, or you have had more expenses than you initially anticipated. Perhaps your child support wasn't even calculated correctly in the
How Can I Get the Costs of Private School Included in Child Support Payments?
Private school tuition can represent a substantial expense in your life. When you decided to send your child or children to private school, you may have had a two-income family. You may have assumed that you and your spouse would work together to ensure that your child could continue to
When will you receive your child support?
Many clients ask how soon they can expect their child support payments to start arriving? A number of factors may affect the date on which you will begin receiving your child support. Here are the usual steps in the process: • A child support amount and start date for the support
How Child Support is Calculated in Louisiana
Families that are going through a divorce are faced with many questions. And of one of the most common topics among parents is child support. Always Work With an Attorney When Dealing With Child Support in Louisiana The amount of child support in Louisiana is determined based on certain guidelines that have
New Option For Child Support Payments in Louisiana
Paying child support in the state of Louisiana just got easier. Parents in Louisiana who pay child support through the state's social services department now have a new option to make their payments through. A new tool called MoneyGram, a money transfer company that's located in 780 locations in the