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Fairfield County Child Support Lawyer

As a parent, your primary concern is raising and caring for your child. Unfortunately, doing so after a divorce often becomes more challenging, particularly financially. Connecticut courts understand this, however, which is why custodial parents are often awarded child support. If you’re currently seeking child support or wish to modify your initial child support agreement, please don’t hesitate to contact a Fairfield County child support lawyer from The Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier, LLC today.

Child Support Lawyer | Representing Clients in Connecticut

The Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier, LLC proudly represents parents in Connecticut facing a wide range of child support issues. We understand that when it comes to child support, a lot hangs in the balance, which is why we pledge to provide each client with the undivided attention and unwavering commitment their case deserves.

What Does Child Support Cover in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, child support is designed to ensure that the child’s basic needs and expenses are covered, reflecting the child's best interests and the parents' ability to provide support. Child support payments typically cover:

  • Basic necessities: Food, clothing, and shelter are the core components that child support aims to address, ensuring that the child has a stable living environment.
  • Healthcare expenses: This includes medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs not covered by insurance.
  • Education costs: School fees, uniforms, supplies, and any special education needs that the child may have.
  • Childcare: Expenses related to daycare, babysitters, or other childcare services that enable the custodial parent to work or pursue education.
  • Transportation: Costs associated with transporting the child, including daily travel needs and travel between homes for visitation purposes.
  • Extracurricular activities: Fees for sports, music lessons, and other activities that contribute to the child’s physical, emotional, and social development.

How Do Courts Determine Child Support in CT?

Connecticut courts use the "Income Shares Model" for determining child support, which aims to ensure that the child receives the same proportion of parental income that they would have if the parents were living together. The following factors are considered:

  • Parental income and financial resources: Both parents' gross incomes are combined to establish the total monthly income available for child support.
  • Child's needs: The essential living expenses, healthcare, education, and special needs of the child are assessed.
  • Custodial parent's needs: The financial needs of the custodial parent are taken into account, recognizing that they bear a significant portion of day-to-day expenses.
  • Standard of living: The child support order seeks to maintain a standard of living for the child that is consistent with what they would have experienced if the family remained intact.
  • Parenting time: The amount of time each parent spends with the child can affect the child support calculation, acknowledging the costs associated with physical care.

When Does Child Support End in CT?

In Connecticut, child support obligations typically continue until the child reaches the age of 18. However, there are circumstances where support may extend beyond this age:

  • Continued support until age 19 or high school graduation: If the child is still in high school upon reaching 18, support may continue until the child graduates or turns 19, whichever comes first.
  • Support for adult children with disabilities: If the child has a significant physical or mental disability and remains dependent on the custodial parent, support may be required to continue beyond the age of 18.

If you’re seeking an extension on your existing child support agreement, reach out to a competent Fairfield County post-divorce modification lawyer from our firm for help.

Contact Our Dedicated Fairfield County Family Law Firm

Whether you’re seeking child support or are being asked to pay it, our seasoned team of family law attorneys stands ready to advocate for you and your child’s best interests. Contact The Law Offices of Eric R. Posmantier, LLC today so we can get started working on your case.

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