Paying Child Support
A child deserves financial support and love from both parents. If you are a father, and you are being asked to pay child support from your child’s mother, or the courts, contact a Mens Rights In Divorce attorney at the Lawfirm of James & Associates L.L.C. today. Before child support can be set and enforced, paternity and custody must first be established. Paternity is proof that the child is in fact legally yours and may be determined by a simple DNA test. If you disagree that the child is yours, then a DNA test may be needed as proof. However, when it is determined that the child is legally yours, either by a paternity test or by your own admittance, and you are not the custodial parent, you may be required to pay child support as ordered by the family law court. Failing to do so can result in incarceration, along with several other penalties.
If you are a father fighting for custody, a Mens Rights In Divorce attorney at our firm may be able to help you resolve this issue before child support is ordered or must be paid. Paternity fraud (ie the mother lying about who the father may be - is common). The mother cannot ask you to pay, expect you to pay, or enforce you to pay child support without an actual court order. Particularly if a child custody agreement has not been established by a family law judge.
Our Mens Rights In Divorce child custody lawyers can assist you during the child support process. We can help fight any disputes you may have with the amount of child support requested and negotiate a fair arrangement that both parents can agree upon in family law court. In some instances, our family law attorneys may be able to help our clients reach an agreement with the other parent, which can help minimize any future court appearances and proceedings.
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When child support payment arrangements are made, the support must be paid in a timely manner. You cannot legally withhold an ordered payment for any reason (however abatement is available for changed financial circumstances). If you were granted visitation with your child and the mother is not allowing you to see him or her, you should still pay but you also should return to court to have a judge review the visitation agreement. A family lawyer at our firm may be able to help you with this.
If agreements are not kept when child support is arranged, and you miss several payments, you may be sentenced up to jail, fines, probation, driver’s license suspension, parole and you may also be ordered to pay back child support (referred to as “arrears” plus interest). Please contact a Mens Rights In Divorce child support lawyer at the Law Offices of James & Associates immediately if you have any issues or questions regarding paying child support.
Paying Child Support
Having an attorney on your side gives a father the best opportunity at providing himself with a positive outcome in family court. It shows that he is serious about doing the right thing. At the Lawfirm of James & Associates L.L.C., our Mens Rights In Divorce attorneys fight for our clients to help make sure that their rights as fathers are well-protected and that the child support agreement is fair. Child support will need to be paid for many years to come, sometimes until the child finishes college or possibly longer if there is a serious medical need. Contact a Mens Rights In Divorce child support attorney at our offices today to discuss the facts of your case. We represent fathers just like you in Illinois.
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