Child Custody Lawyer Albuquerque
Issues involving children are often the most divisive and contentious aspects when couples divorce. PJ Hartman can help you wade through the emotional quagmire and create a grounded and informed space for you to navigate through a difficult process and resolve your child custody and child support issues. The goal is to keep the children’s “best interests” at the forefront.
What Does a Child Support Lawyer Do?
Often the most important thing a skilled child support lawyer can do is make sure the children are well cared for and tended to. Determining an appropriate child support settlement that all parties agree is fair and equitable can be challenging. Whether you are the spouse who will be paying or receiving child support, it is important to get a knowledgeable attorney to discuss all of the possible scenarios with you in order to reach a decision that addresses your child’s best interests.
How is Child Support Calculated?
A child support lawyer will calculate the amount of support using a specific formula mandated by New Mexico state law. The formula takes into account each parents’ income, the children’s healthcare expenses, as well as the amount of” time-sharing” each parent will exercise with their children. Depending on your individual circumstances, child support is designed to distribute the financial costs of providing for the children, relative to how much income is available and how much time each parent is responsible for them.
Running the numbers and coming up with final calculations for child support in New Mexico can be complicated and confusing. Miscalculations can cost you significant amounts of money and improperly filed paperwork can delay and derail the whole process.
That is why it is essential to have a qualified, experienced child support attorney in Albuquerque, who will advocate for you. PJ Hartman will work to ensure you receive a fair and balanced child support agreement that will provide for your children in an equitable settlement.
Can You Owe Child Support with Joint Custody?
You can owe or receive child support even in cases of joint custody. “Custody” refers to both legal and physical custody and involves both the parental right to make decisions that parents make for children, as well as the amount of physical time-sharing responsibilities a parent has with their child. Custody and income are factors considered in determining the amount of child support. The only scenario when neither spouse owes the other support payments is if they have equal or very similar income,s as well as equal or similar periods of responsibility with their children.
Experienced Child Support and Custody Attorney Albuquerque Relies On
If you are searching for a child support or custody attorney in Albuquerque, contact the office of PJ Hartman. You will find a dedicated child support or custody lawyer who will not only advocate for you, but also for your family’s best interests. To schedule a consultation, call (505) 247-3335.
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