Fighting For Child Support And Alimony Awards
The dissolution of a marriage involves making important decisions that have a lasting impact on your family’s future. As you separate one functioning household into two entities, questions regarding financial stability come into play. At Conlon, McGlynn & McCann we use our experience and knowledge of the law to help you seek the resources needed to move forward after divorce.
Committed To Your Children’s Future
Creating and maintaining stable environments in which your children can flourish is our priority. The home of each parent should be equipped to provide your children with everything necessary to healthily grow and learn. Both parents have an obligation to contribute to the everyday necessities, educational resources and health care of your children.
Child support is issued in order to ensure the continuing financial security of your children. Connecticut ascertains child support based on specific guidelines.
Steps taken for calculating support include:
- Determining the net weekly income of both parents
- Determining the support obligation
- Determining each parent’s share
- Determining any outside factors that would allow the court to deviate from the specified guidelines
As your lawyers, we will look at your unique situation and the specific needs of your children. If your children have particular health requirements or are on a distinguished education plan, we will fight to affirm that these resources are still attainable through the aid of a child support award.
Helping You Seek Financial Stability
When you are married, you create a lifestyle and routine. Upon divorce, that routine is disrupted. In order to maintain the standard of living you are accustomed to, a spousal support award is often issued.
In order to determine if spousal support is a viable, necessary option, the following items are typically considered:
- Length of marriage
- Health of each spouse
- Age of each spouse
- Current income amount
- Earning capacity of each spouse
- Vital needs of each spouse
As your family law attorneys, we will help you pursue spousal support if you choose to. We take the time to educate you on the process, determine how much alimony is necessary and the duration of which it can be collected. If you have been a stay-at-home parent, we will seek rehabilitative alimony so that you can focus on creating financial stability post-divorce.
Experienced And Committed To Your Family
If you are considering divorce, talk to our child support and spousal maintenance attorneys to fully understand your options. If you have a judgment in place, but your circumstances have changed, we can work with you to seek an alteration to your agreement. Contact our Westport office at 203-222-8686 to schedule a consultation.