This time of year, money can be tight, whether it comes to paying your bills, shopping for your children’s Christmas presents, or just buying every day needed items, but no matter what is happening, your child should be supported financially no matter what. Children don’t have a say in whether or not a divorce happens, but with any divorce with children, the court is supposed to rule in the best interest of the child. With that in mind, our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips for negotiating the proper amount of child support in this week’s blog. If you are in the middle of a difficult separation and you are considering divorce, consult with an experienced divorce lawyer in Mid-Missouri today. Deputy and Mizell can be reached at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 or our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990. Call today, first consultations are free.
Tips for Negotiating the Proper Amount of Child Support
Keep receipts for all transactions regarding your children. These receipts can come in handy if you end up having to go to court to negotiate your child support. If you do end up going to court, any verbal agreements you may have made with your spouse or ex will not be counted as valid evidence, which is why it’s so important that you keep any sort of written documentation proving how to money is being spent on your children.
Stay calm and patient throughout the negotiation process. Divorce can be a very emotionally trying time, especially when your children are involved, but making a hasty decision based on emotion alone won’t make the process any easier. Keep a level head and stay patient, sniping at your ex can make things drag out even longer.
Make a list of all your child’s expenses. Write down everything your child needs and what it will cost. This will help you and the court determine what the proper amount of child support really is. It also shows that you came prepared.
Consult with an experienced child support attorney. An experienced attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks can walk you through this process and make sure you are prepared every step of the way. Hiring an attorney can help ensure you know how child support laws work in your state, so you know what to expect.
The Child Support Attorneys at Deputy and Mizell Are Here For You!
At the law firm of Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C., our Lake of the Ozarks child support lawyers provide aggressive, dedicated representation to men and women throughout the Lake of the Ozarks region in all aspects of family law. Whether you have an uncontested or highly contested divorce with children, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. Give us a call today for your free consultation.
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