Don’t Stress Over Child Support — Call Matthew C. Brimley, Family Law Attorney at: HOWARD LEWIS & PETERSEN, PC Now
Both parents have a legal responsibility to support their natural or adopted, unemancipated children regardless of the presence or residence of the child in the parent’s state of residence. Child support is one of the most highly litigated issues in Family Law, and it can be an extremely stressful and overwhelming situation.
Matthew Brimley has spent the past several years focusing primarily on family law issues, including child support. He and his friendly and knowledgeable staff, located in Provo, can assist you in answering any questions you may have regarding your child support matter. If you need a Utah Child Support Attorney, be sure to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Mr. Brimley to discuss what he can do to address your concerns and make sure your child’s needs are met.
Experience You Want on Your Side; Compassion You Will Appreciate
In the State of Utah, every child has the right to financial support from both parents. That obligation will continue until the age of 18 or graduation with the regular high school class unless a court orders otherwise. Child support in Utah is based upon a mathematical formula set by statute. This formula is called the Utah Child Support Guidelines. The Utah Office of Recovery Services provides a Child Support Calculator at this link: http://www.utcourts.gov/childsupport/calculator
Support is calculated by using the incomes of both parents and plugging that information into the guideline table or Child Support Calculator. The parent who has physical custody of the child provides their support through providing for the child’s needs in the home. The parent without physical custody contributes to the child by paying child support.
Issues arise constantly with parents who have been out of the workforce for a number of years and are then faced with having income “imputed” to them based on their earning capacity. Other people are working below their earning capacity or are underemployed and litigation ensues regarding their true earning capacity. Self-employed individuals can hide personal expenses within their business in an attempt to lower their actual income. Even issues such as parenting time days, which seem like a straightforward issue, can be difficult and an issue for litigation if a parent does not exercise all of his or her days and is therefore not entitled to claim them.
As an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive child support attorney, familiar with other attorneys in the Utah County area, Mr. Brimley knows the tricks other parties pull. He has years of experience advocating for his clients and their children. He will do what is right, and what is necessary to make sure his clients are satisfied, and that their children are supported.
See it Through — Modifications and Enforcement
Child support is often not a one-time only type of decision. It is possible that a child support order be modified. Mr. Brimley’s experience is not limited solely to obtaining an initial child support order. He will see a client through the entirety of the case and stay with you until your child becomes emancipated if that is what you desire. While he certainly hopes that you do not need his services more than once, he will be with you for every child support modification or enforcement action you might require from the initial filing, through your child’s graduation. If you already have an order and are looking to have the order be enforced, Mr. Brimley has extensive experience in that area. If it is a modification you seek, Mr. Brimley can assist you with that as well.
Contact the Firm for Assistance and Support
Whether you are filing for the first time or are seeking a modification or enforcement of a current child support order, Mr. Brimley and his professional team will be able to assist you. Contact our Provo office HOWARD LEWIS & PETERSEN, PC for a consultation today.