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When in a paternity or divorce case, child support litigation often will include establishing time-sharing/visitation. Since overnight parenting time has the biggest impact on child support obligations, this can cause even more contention and emotional stress on the parties and children in a support case. As such, child support is typically, but not always, set up as part of a divorce or paternity case.
When a party attempts to establish child support through the Department of Revenue, time-sharing cannot be ordered. As a result, child support is typically based off one parent being credited no time-sharing or the amount of time-sharing the requesting party says is happening. This often causes problems for the parent being put on child support as it is not a fair or accurate depiction of the situation.
While it is rare, an opposing party may not be honest or forthcoming about their income, which can drastically increase or reduce the child support amount to be paid. In that case, our office has discovery methods, motions, and hearings to determine accurate numbers to obtain the appropriate support obligation.
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