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Child & Spousal Support Archives

Examining Missouri's child support termination guidelines

28076903_S.jpgChild support serves as an enormous benefit to those who retain custody of their children following a divorce in Springfield, helping to soften the financial blow left from no longer being able to rely on the income of their former spouses. Indeed, the fact that (according to information shared by the U.S. Census Bureau) $33.7 billion was paid out in child support in 2015 alone reinforces how great a need it is. Those obliged to pay it likely little quarrel with doing so (they too want to ensure that their kids have all they need). However, the fear that those receiving this benefit may try to abuse it is also ever-present. 

Explaining Missouri's alimony laws

60726244_S.jpgWhen a couple chooses to divorce in Springfield, one (or both) sides might automatically assume that they are entitled to alimony. This is likely due to the notion that many view the rewarding of alimony or spousal support payments as some sort of punitive action. In reality, that is not the case at all. Spousal support is rather a means to help one spouse who might be economically disadvantaged compared to the other support him or herself until such point as he or she is able to secure gainful employment and regain a similar financial standing to the one enjoyed while he or she was still married. 

Enforcing child support, the right way

37314715_S (1).jpgMany Missouri residents might assume that the hardest part of divorce is over upon completion of paperwork. While this is true in some cases, spouses with children could have bigger challenges ahead. One of those challenges involves child support. Whether it is inconsistent or nonexistent, the law enforces child custody orders to best protect the children involved.

What happens when a parent fails to pay child support?

42714165_S.jpgGoing through a divorce can present a number of challenges in regard to a person's daily schedule, financial planning and overall well being. When children are part of the picture, this planning can take even more time and commitment. Missouri, like other states, enforces child support and custody laws in a way that serves in the best interest of children, but some families nevertheless hit obstacles along the way.

Seasonal work and child support obligations

42892638_S.jpgAs a parent who is required to pay child support, you may have all sorts of concerns, questions, and responsibilities. For example, you may have fallen behind on your child support payments or worry about your ability to stay caught up. At Stange Law Firm, we also know that some non-custodial parents encounter child support problems due to the seasonal nature of their job.

Can fault affect spousal support?

54898560_S.jpgFor couples going through divorce, an array of legal challenges can create complications. In Springfield, and around Missouri, some couples struggle with spousal support, also known as alimony. For example, they may disagree on how much should be paid or one party may worry that they will be unable to make payments on time. For couples in this position, speaking to a legal professional may help. Moreover, it could be useful to go over the ins and outs of spousal support, such as understanding how courts determine how much should be paid.

Handling a former spouse's refusal to pay spousal support

42706524_S.jpgFrom child support to the distribution of a couple's marital property, there are a wide variety of family law matters that arise in Springfield, and across all of Missouri. However, spousal support can be especially tricky for different reasons. For example, a former spouse may not want to fulfill their obligations because they are bitter with their former marital partner. At Stange Law Firm, we know how these issues can impact entire families and believe it is essential for people on all sides of these disputes to strive for a healthy outcome.

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