WYOMING CHILD SUPPORT LAWYERS
Child support is one of the most common sticking points in divorces and can lead to disputes and delays.
Couples who are going through a separation or divorce can prevent conflict by understanding Wyoming’s child support laws and how each spouse may be affected.
The guidance of a child support lawyer can be invaluable at this difficult and stressful time and can guide you in making the necessary calculations.
The attorneys at Wyoming Legal Group will help you make the important decisions that allow you to move forward amicably and in the best interests of your children.
What is child support?
When a couple with children separates in Wyoming, typically one parent is considered as having primary physical custody.
The other parent usually has to make payments to help fund the basic daily needs of the children.
These payments are known as child support and are made as monthly payments to the custodial parent.
Presumptive Child Support
The Wyoming Legislature periodically adopts Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines determine the appropriate amount of support to be paid based upon the incomes of the parents as well as the number of overnights the child(ren) spends with each parent.
Deviation factors when calculating support
While the guideline calculation is the presumed amount for support, the Court can consider additional factors in determining child support:
- The age of the child
- The cost of necessary child day care
- Any special health care and education needs of the child
- The responsibility of either parent for the support of other children
- The value of services contributed by either parent
- Expenses reasonably related to the mother’s pregnancy and confinement for the child (if the parents were never married or if the parents were divorced prior to the birth of the child)
- The Cost of transportation of the child to and from visitation
- Whether either parent can provide health/dental/vision insurance through employment benefits
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent
- Any other necessary expenses for the benefit of the child
- Whether either parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed
- Any other factors deemed relevant by the Court
Need help with child support?
Child support is one of the key issues that leads to disputes in a divorce. Discussions can easily become heated when children are the topic of the conversation.
If you’re experiencing difficulties in reaching a child support agreement with your ex-spouse, the lawyers at Wyoming Legal Group can help. Start with a free case evaluation.