Securing Fair And Appropriate Results In Child Support Cases

Following a divorce, it is of utmost importance to see that the financial well-being of children is maintained. From my law office in Chesterfield, Missouri, I represent parents facing child support cases and other family law issues in St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

Understanding Missouri Child Support Law

Missouri's child support calculations are defined in the Missouri Child Support Guidelines. The details of both paying parent (defined as "obligor") and receiver ("obligee" or "payee") are assessed. A payment structure is then calculated based on both parties' gross income, which includes all sources, earned and unearned (before taxes or deductions). These details may include:

  • Wages/salaries/overtime payment
  • Commissions/bonuses
  • Dividends
  • Severance pay
  • Pensions
  • Interest
  • Trust income
  • Annuities

A calculation is derived based on relative incomes, considering details of day care and health care payments, as well as applicable visitation credits and additional expenses in some cases.

Decades Of Experience On Your Side

If you are faced with child support issues, I am committed to bringing the experience of over 25 years of practice to help you arrive at the best possible resolution. If you are facing issues related to enforcement, I am also able to work with arrears, contempt and garnishment to help you reach an ideal outcome.

Past-due support payments are not avoidable except in certain rare issues of modification. In cases where past-due support is substantial, it is important to reach out to a family law lawyer as soon as possible so that you have all the tools for collection available at your disposal.

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To discuss a Missouri family law issue in a free initial consultation with Chesterfield-based child support attorney Susan E. Hamra, call 636-898-5881 or email Hamra Law Firm, LLC.