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Helping Families Find Solutions For Their Children
The most complex cases often revolve around kids. It can be emotionally draining, and it may feel like reaching a solution is impossible. That is where we step in. Smith, Carrillo & Reeder has worked with clients throughout Indiana for 40 years. We can answer your questions and address all of your concerns. Our top priority is fighting for the best interests of your child.
Understanding Custody, Support And Modifications
There are two main types of custody, known as legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the decisions a parent makes regarding big life decisions. Physical custody is where the child resides. Custody arrangements come in all shapes and forms. You and your partner can share physical custody, one can have primary custody or you can share joint legal custody. It all depends on what works for your specific situation, and we can help you decide what that will look like.
Once custody is determined, the next step is often to look at child support. The court will look at each parent’s weekly gross income. This includes examining any and all wages, overtime payments and commissions. They then decide what you can afford to pay in order to properly support your child.
It’s important to know that both custody arrangements and support payments can be modified as time goes on. Maybe you lose your job or perhaps you get a promotion. A substantial change in your earning capacity is grounds to ask for a revision. When one parent fails to hold up their end of the deal, an enforcement order can be filed. This brings it to the attention of the court, and they will take necessary steps in order to correct the problem. We are here to discuss the possible options you are facing.
Call Today To Learn More
Our experienced family law attorneys are here to help you navigate the complex legal system. You can expect individualized, compassionate service from beginning to end. To schedule a consultation, call our office in Anderson today at 765-393-8894. You can also fill out our contact form online.