Maine Child Support Attorney Robert H. Prince takes care to provide his clients with high-quality services personalized for their unique needs. He is available for professional, courteous, and efficient consultation, Monday through Saturday.
Maine Child Support Attorney
Following a divorce, child support is often a contentious issue. Although many Maine child support cases end in a friendly manner, some cases result in lengthy and heated legal battles. Additionally, parents don’t even have to be married to owe child support. In Maine, both parents, regardless if they are married or not, are obligated to support their children.
Whether going through a divorce or figuring out how much you may have to owe in child support, it is essential to contact a prominent Maine child support attorney. At the Law Office of Attorney Robert H. Prince, we have helped many parents through their child support cases. We approach every client with compassion and expert legal advice, and we will always fight for your interests.
To speak with Robert H. Prince regarding your child support case, call us today at 721-9141 or 603-401-0409.
Overview of Maine Child Support
Maine laws governing child support include the Child Support Guidelines contained in Title 19-A, Chapter 63, of the Maine Revised Statutes, and the Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligation (Court Form FM 84).
Furthermore, Maine uses an Income Shares Model to determine the amount of child support the noncustodial parent must pay. In general, this model estimates the amount each parent would have to pay if the marriage (or relationship) wouldn’t have failed. The courts also look at both parents’ gross income as well as the number of minor children they have together.
Calculating Maine Child Support
There are many factors to consider when calculating the amount of child support you may owe in Maine. These factors often include:
- Number of child subject to pending child support action
- Number of minor children under 12
- Gross monthly income of the non-custodial parent
- Amount of child support and/or alimony the non-custodial parent is paying due to a previous marriage
- Monthly cost of day care that the non-custodial parent pays
- Monthly cost of family group health insurance for non-custodial parent
- Gross monthly income of custodial parent
- Amount of child support and/or alimony the custodial parent is paying due to a previous marriage
- Monthly cost of day care that the custodial parent pays
- Monthly cost of family group health insurance for custodial parent
If the criteria for your child support calculation doesn’t financially work for your case, then you should consider looking at the Criteria For Deviating From Support Guidelines.
Contact Maine Family Law Attorney Robert H. Prince Today
Despite the many laws, legal complications, and the myriad of other factors involved in Maine child support cases, the entire process doesn’t have to be overly stressful and complicated. You have your own life to think about; let us at the Law Office of Attorney Robert H. Prince do the rest. We’ve worked on hundreds of Maine child support cases, and we are confident that we can help you through this process with the full benefit of Maine laws.
To get started on your child support case, you can call our law office by dialing (617) 721-9141 or (603) 401-0409.