Child Support Representation in Lincoln

Money is often a source of very heated arguments, even between married couples who get along. When you add in children and parents who are not together, the situation can become extremely emotionally charged. Child support cases can be just like this.

At Monzón, Guerra & Associates in Lincoln, we are a team of dedicated family law lawyers and staff who strive to help our clients achieve their goals while keeping the best interests of their children in mind. Child support is designed to help keep children safe and secure, while providing for their well-being. This is why it is so important that child support payments be made timely, and are set for an appropriate amount, encouraging a parent to pay his or her payments.

In Nebraska, where our firm is located, child support is set by a formula and governed by state statute. These guidelines take into account the income of each parent, how many children need to be supported by the payment, how many other children a parent has, as well as a variety of other factors. Health insurance and child care are factors that the courts can consider, but may not be an element in every case.

Modifications to Child Support

Any major changes in the lives of either parent may be cause for the subject of child support to be revisited. The courts can determine whether a modification is warranted based on the loss of a job, gaining of a job, subsequent marriage, birth of additional children or other factors. It is essential that any changes go through the family court system. If either parent decides to increase or decrease the amount of child support, or stop paying all together, it may be cause for the parent to be held in contempt of the order.

Get More Information Today

To further discuss your child support questions and concerns, call our attorneys at 402-477-8188 or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation and Spanish language services.