New Hampshire 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.
New Hampshire Child Support Attorney
After a divorce involving a minor, issues like child support are a concern that most parents have. In New Hampshire, child support is mandatory to ensure the child’s standard of living, well-being, and safety. In general, the courts will try to keep the child’s standard of living the same or as close as possible. However, when calculating New Hampshire child support amount as well as which parent pays, there are some factors that parents need to know. Whether litigating child support in family courts or filing an order to modify child support, a New Hampshire child support attorney can be fundamental in helping you pursue your interests, for both yourself and your child.
With decades of experience in New England family law courts, the Law Office of Robert H. Prince will work around-the-clock on your case, providing clear and practical legal guidance on your most pressing issues. For a free consultation with attorney Robert Prince, you can contact our New Hampshire law office today. In the meantime, you’ll find some essential bits of information regarding your child support case below.
Calculating Child Support in New Hampshire
One of the most common questions we hear at the Law Office of Robert H. Prince is, “How much child support will I pay?” In order to provide a fair, systemic calculation of child support, New Hampshire uses a set formula called the Child Support Guidelines to determine how much support one parent will have to pay to the other. No matter the stage of the family law case, from the temporary hearing stage to the court’s final orders (as well as modifications), these guidelines can apply. In most cases, the parents have to provide the court with a Child Support Guideline Worksheet showing their income and how they calculated the child support.
Generally, child support is calculated by using a parent’s net income and multiplying it by a percentage corresponding to the number of children. For example:
- One child may equal the net income multiplied by 25 percent
- Two children may equal the net income multiplied by 33 percent
- Three children may equal the net income multiplied by 40 percent
- Four or more children may equal the net income multiplied by 45 percent
It is important to note that net income is not equal to the total amount of money that a parent makes. Instead, the Child Support Guidelines feature numerous clauses dictating what items are included and what items can be deducted in the net income.
A Leading NH Family Law Attorney for Your Child Support Case
The calculations for child support are not set in stone, and New Hampshire parents can argue these amounts and push a case for a modified amount. Furthermore, if the financial circumstances of the paying parent change, that parent can also initiate motions to modify the child support amount later on. Lastly, there are always special circumstances to consider in these cases.
Following your divorce, attorney Robert H. Prince boasts an extensive knowledge of these cases and he has successfully represented many individuals when pursuing a fair and reasonable child support amount. We understand that these cases can be highly emotional and sensitive, which is why we base our practice on compassion for our clients and optimal professionalism in pursuing your interests.
To discuss your case with attorney Robert Prince, you can call our New Hampshire law office today at (603) 401-0409. Free consultations are available.