In Connecticut, both parents have a responsibility to support children financially whether they are married or not. In a divorce or paternity action for unmarried parents, the amount of support is determined by a formula.
At The Hamzy Law Firm, LLC, in Bristol, our lawyers will make sure that the amount of child support you pay or receive is determined accurately. Our lawyers also handle child support enforcement and modifications.
How Child Support Is Determined in Connecticut
The Connecticut child support formula calculates the amount of child support one parent must pay to the other based on factors such as:
- The gross income of both parents
- The number of children supported
- The cost of medical insurance
While the child support formula is not complex, determining the accuracy of income can be complex if a parent is self-employed or has a job that pays commissions. If necessary, our lawyers will employ forensic accountants to determine income if you think your spouse is not reporting income accurately.
Child support payments can increase or decrease if the income of either parent changes. For example, if you lose your job or get a lower paying job, your payments can be reduced. However, it’s important to obtain a court order to change support rather than rely on a verbal agreement with your spouse.
Child Support Modification Attorneys Serving Litchfield and Hartford County
For more information or to speak to an experienced Bristol child support attorneys, please contact us online or by phone at 860-589-6525 to schedule an appointment.