What Child Support Covers

Child Support Is Not A Punishment

It is easy, especially in the heat of a contested divorce or custody case, to think of child support as a punishment.

It is important to keep things in perspective when it comes to child support. If you were still married or with your ex, you would be expected to support your children. If you had sole physical and legal custody, you would be solely responsible for providing for your child's needs.

At Worsham Law Firm, P.A., in Little Rock, we focus on making sure that children are provided for, regardless of the relationship their parents have. A lawyer from our firm can answer all of your questions about child support, including what it covers, how much is necessary and whether your existing agreement can be modified.

What Does Child Support Cover?

Child support is not paid to develop a slush fund for another parent's lavish lifestyle; it is about providing for the needs of children. Support primarily provides financial resources for:

  • Child care expenses: Basic expenses such as housing, clothing, toiletries, etc.
  • Education expenses: School-related costs such as tuition, school supplies, uniforms, etc.
  • Medical expenses: Preventive care, vaccinations, sports physicals, emergency care, and treatment of illnesses and medical conditions

Call An Attorney From Our Firm To Help Protect Your Children And Your Rights

Now that you know more about what child support is for, we hope it will be easier to keep the focus on making sure your child support arrangement makes sense for your children and you. To discuss your situation in more detail, contact our firm today for a free initial consultation. You can also call us at 501-588-8120 or 888-851-4282 toll free.

Located in Little Rock, we serve clients throughout central Arkansas as well as out-of-state parents who have child support matters in Arkansas jurisdictions.