The child support attorneys at the Law Office of David Pedrazas have the skill and experience necessary to help you implement, modify and enforce your child support order in Utah. If you are a divorced or single parent facing child support issues, you need an aggressive family law attorney to make sure both you and your children receive the financial support you deserve to feel safe and secure.
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- The number of children will increase the required child support amount. A Parent is free to pay more than the calculated amount but, by law, may not pay any less than stated in the order.
- Medical care for the children, to include special needs care, is to be shared equally by both parents. Medical expenses include deductibles, copayments, the children's portion of the premium and other uninsured medical expenses.
- Work-Related Childcare expenses will also be shared equally by both parents.
- Tax exemptions for dependent children are awarded by the court based on each parent's contribution to the cost of raising the child along with other factors.
- New Employment
- Decreased or Increased Income
- Increased Medical Needs
- Physical Custody Changes
- Emancipation of Your Minor Child
- Impose Liens and Levying - ORS has the authority to impose liens and levying upon money, property, and assets for child support in arrears.
- Income Withholding - Requiring an employer to deduct child support arrearage from earnings.
- Working With Other States - If the paying parent moves out of state, ORS will work with other states to collect child support.
- Reporting Overdue Payments - It is possible to incur punishment for overdue child support payments by reporting the offense to major credit bureaus.
- Filing a Lawsuit - The courts may intervene by entering a judgment against the paying parent with fines, jail time and driver's license suspension.
- Intercepting Money - Federal and state money, including income tax refunds and lottery winnings, may be intercepted by ORS to be awarded as child support payments.
- Joint Physical Custody: Your child(ren) will stay a minimum of 111 nights per year at each parent’s home.
- Sole Physical Custody: Your child(ren) will stay more than 225 nights per year in one parent’s home.
- Split Custody: Some of your multiple children live with one parent, and some live with the other.
Have More Questions on Child Support in Utah?
While our compassionate child support attorneys encourage parents to work together to acknowledge and establish a child support arrangement for the best interest of their children, we understand that sometimes you may need some help. The Law Office of David Pedrazas will guide you through the legal process to set fair child support orders, help you file for a modification, or aggressively pursue child support enforcement to protect your legal rights and your children’s best interests.