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Little Rock Attorneys Press for Appropriate Child Support Orders

Experienced Arkansas firm handles initial rates and enforcement actions

Child support in Arkansas is based on the noncustodial parent’s income and the number of children he or she is providing for. This might seem like a simple formula, but these calculations only fulfill their purpose if accurate information is used and both parties honor their obligations. At Worsham Law Firm, P.A. in Little Rock, we are accomplished family lawyers who handle initial child support matters as well as modification and enforcement actions. Whether a dispute exists regarding the noncustodial parent’s actual income, or a job loss severely affects your ability to make support payments, we’ll outline the relevant legal process and help you seek an appropriate result.

Skillful advisers assist with child support calculations and termination

Legal matters relating to child support are complex and can involve a broad range of issues, such as:

  • Questions about stated income — Some people try to minimize the money they must provide by working “off the books” or deliberately remaining unemployed. If you believe that the income information submitted by your former partner is not accurate, we’ll conduct a thorough investigation.
  • Failure to make ordered payments — Failure to make child support payments as ordered carries serious consequences. Even if a noncustodial parent has filed for bankruptcy, they are still responsible for these obligations. Sanctions authorized by law and the Office of Child Support Enforcement can include contempt citations, wage garnishment and the loss of public assistance.
  • Termination of child support — In Arkansas, child support obligations end when a child turns 18 years old and leaves high school. If the child is still in high school when they are 19, payments must be made until they graduate. Parents can work out arrangements for higher education costs and other expenses if they choose.

In some cases, mediation is a useful, cost-effective way to reach consensus on child support matters, custody concerns and other issues relating to divorce. We are committed to doing whatever works best in your child support case, starting with a free initial consultation.

Accomplished firm litigates modification requests when necessary

Job losses, medical conditions and family emergencies could all have a significant impact on a noncustodial parent’s income. In these cases, it’s critical for a paying parent to know they cannot alter or avoid their child support payments on their own, no matter how compelling their justification might be. Any modification to a support order must be approved by the court. Our firm initiates petitions to revise child support obligations when a substantial change occurs.

Contact an effective Arkansas lawyer for a free consultation regarding a child support issue.

Worsham Law Firm, P.A. advises clients across Arkansas on child support matters and other family law concerns. Please call 501-490-9379 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Little Rock office.

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    Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
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