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Child Support

Creating Fair Child Support Orders

At Brown Paindiris & Scott in Connecticut, our experienced child support lawyers will work hard to ensure the financial security of your children. We can also assist you if you need a modification of payment as a result of changed circumstances.

We can assist with any of the following child support matters:

  • Child support enforcement
  • Child support modifications
  • Wage garnishment

In determining child support, the state has established guidelines for how much a child should receive. The amounts will be based on the net incomes of both parties. Many issues arise where one or both parties are self-employed. Wages can be difficult to determine and amounts of payment hard to ascertain. Another common issue arises if an individual is not working, but should be or is under-employed. In this case, the court will look at earning potential based on education, training and experience.

Requesting A Modification

If you are currently paying child support and have had a substantial change in circumstances, you may be able to get a modification to your payment requirements. The court may reduce your payments if you have been laid off, if you have received a pay cut or if you have become disabled. Child support modifications can only be adjusted through a court order.

Child support is always modifiable either up or down based on changed circumstances. If you are seeking the increase or decrease of a child support payment, please contact Brown Paindiris & Scott for assistance. Our Hartford attorneys would be happy to meet with you regarding your case and provide you with an assessment.