Washington DC Child Support Lawyer
If you need to establish, modify, or enforce child support, or oppose a motion to establish, modify or enforce child support, contact the Law Offices of Jesse A. Gadson in Washington, D.C. We provide experienced and cost-effective legal services for child support matters.
Parents must financially support their children. That obligation usually lasts until the child reaches the age of majority. An order for child support may be entered during or through a paternity action. The child support is based on the Washington, D.C. child support guidelines. These guidelines consider:
- The income of both parties
- The amount of time the child spends with the noncustodial parent
- Medical bills and insurance
- Child care expenses
A parent who fails to remain current on his or her child support obligations faces significant penalties. Failure to pay may result in a loss of your driver’s and recreational licenses, require payment of future owed sums in advance, and even jail time.
Modifying Child Support
People’s lives change and oftentimes child support orders need to change too. In Washington, D.C., the law presumes that there would be a change in circumstances every three years and reviews child support orders. It also presumes that a 15 percent increase or decrease in income is a substantial change in circumstances that makes modification appropriate. If you believe your child support obligation needs to be modified or you oppose a motion for modification, contact our experienced attorney to learn your rights.
Contact Our Experienced Wheaton Child Support Guidelines Attorney
If you are involved in an establishment of child support or a modification of support, it is important to consult with a lawyer to learn your rights. We offer flexible payment options.