Indianapolis Child Support Attorneys
While a divorce or separation may end the relationship between mother and father, the parent/child relationship lasts a lifetime. No matter what conflict has transpired between parents, the needs of the child(ren) must be provided for.
At White and Champagne LLC, we help divorcing and separating parents establish child support plans that fulfill this important need. We also represent parents in issues involving child support enforcement and modifications. Our family law attorneys provide experienced advice and advocacy to mothers and fathers throughout Indianapolis and surrounding areas.
Indiana Child Support Guidelines
Indiana child support laws take many factors into account in determining how much child support a parent must provide. Factors include:
- The financial resources of each parent
- The child’s educational needs
- The child’s health care needs
Determining child support is a fairly straightforward calculation, but certain factors can complicate the matter. For instance, if the paying parent is self-employed or has hidden income, it may be necessary to investigate whether he or she is contributing his or her fair share of support.
Child Support Enforcement And Contempt
If a parent does not fulfill his or her child support obligations, it may be necessary for the other parent to petition the court for an enforcement of orders. The court can use a variety of methods to enforce child support orders, including issuing an income withholding order. If the parent is found to be delinquent, the court can hold him or her in contempt of court, which can result in criminal penalties, including jail time.
If you are engaged in a child support dispute, our lawyers can represent your interests. Joan Champagne is a former child support prosecutor who today represents mothers and fathers in child support proceedings. She has the perspective and insight to understand how judges are likely to rule in these cases.
Contact Our Attorneys For Support Modification In Hamilton County
If you need representation for child support modification or any family law matter in Indiana, White and Champagne LLC is here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at (317) 259-9480 or toll free at 800-570-2848. Our Indianapolis child support lawyers represent clients in Indianapolis, Carmel and Fishers, throughout Marion County and across the surrounding region.