Getting The Necessary Support For Your Children
There’s a lot of anxiety as you enter into divorce or child custody discussions. It’s an uncertain situation with serious consequences that will affect your children’s upbringing. Whether your co-parent is reliable or if there are trust issues, you’re seeking a new arrangement and you won’t know the outcome at the start.
In Louisiana, child support is determined by the gross income of both parents. It is paid to the domiciliary parent to help with the expenses of raising a child when the parents live in different homes. Extraordinary expenses such as aftercare, summer care, daycare, uncovered medical, career extracurriculars and health insurance premiums can all be included when calculating child support. The burden for a self-employed entity is different than a W-2 employee. At Schnaars Law Firm, LLC, we can guide you through this process and help you determine the amount of child support which might be payable according to your circumstances.
We’ve Been Through This Ourselves
Child support cases vary significantly from family to family, whether it’s the initial agreement, modification, enforcement or seeking hidden income. You need an attorney who understands your situation — the actual cost of raising a child and the true measure of both incomes.
Dyan Schnaars is an experienced lawyer who has been through divorce herself, including a custody battle for her own child. She understands the struggles within a changing household and emotional disputes, as well as the financial and legal matters that directly affect them.
Doing What Is Right
We are an experienced law firm that believes in being counsel with conscience. Our firm’s ethical standards are at the core of our work. We’ll listen to your concerns and fight on your behalf to make sure your children have the best opportunities available to them in a child support agreement.
We will advocate for you and your children, helping to enforce an agreement that’s not being followed or working with both parents if a modification is needed when there is a relocation, job change or other life event that affects your family.
Contact Us For Committed Service
We’re counsel that cares, and we want to help your family through a challenging situation. We’ve been recognized for our dedication to others by both the Lafayette Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association. Our commitment and compassion for our clients is on display in everything we do.