Even Though There's A Guideline, Your Attorney Can Help

In Maine, child support is largely determined by a simple calculation. Within that simple calculation, however, there is room for variables to make the support determination as fair as possible.

With more than 35 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Lavoie Law can handle a wide range of family law cases. Whether you are preparing for a divorce or parental rights action, or need assistance modifying a current order, a legal professional at our firm can help.

What Are Child Support Guidelines?

Most of a child support determination is related to income and child custody, but numerous additional variables must be thoroughly examined. These variables can include:

  • Child care costs
  • Special-needs costs
  • Health insurance costs
  • Medical expenses not covered by insurance, including orthodontics

These expenses and many more should be considered when determining an appropriate child support obligation. As knowledgeable attorneys, we have a thorough understanding of the law and can provide the effective representation our clients need.

Modifying Support

While we will work to ensure that the determination of child support is as equitable as possible, we understand that factors change. If, in the future, you experience a financial setback such as job loss or a costly medical emergency, it might be possible to modify or alter the child support obligation. If you need to modify a child support order, contact our firm.

Do not hesitate to schedule a confidential consultation with an attorney at our firm. Our Portland office can be reached by phone or by completing our online contact form.