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At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, our Madison, MS child support attorneys have more than five decades of experience representing clients in a wide range of family law cases. We are committed to providing the highest level of personalized representation to parents. If you have any questions about child support, we are more than ready to help. To arrange a fully confidential consultation with an experienced Mississippi child support lawyer, please contact our law firm today.
We Provide a Full Range of Child Support Law Services in Madison County
Our family lawyers have the skills and experience to represent parents in all types of child support cases. No matter the specific circumstances you are dealing with, we are here to help you understand your legal rights and legal options. Among other types of child support matters, our Madison, MS family lawyers can assist you with:
- Child support settlements;
- Child support disputes;
- Paternity cases;
- Modification of child support agreements/orders;
- Deviation from our state’s child support guidelines;
- Claims for payment of retroactive child support; and
- Enforcement of delinquent child support.
With child support cases, it is always best to take a proactive approach. Whether you are the parent who is owed child support or your parent who is required to pay child support, an experienced Madison, MS family law attorney can help you determine the best course of action to get results in your case.
Mississippi Law: An Overview of the Child Support Guidelines
One of the most common questions parents have in a child support case: How much is child support in Mississippi? The answer depends entirely on the specific circumstances of the case. Our state has broad child support guidelines in place to help determine how much the non-custodial parent should pay. The two most important factors are the non-custodial parent’s income and the number of children that they are currently responsible for supporting. If the non-custodial parent has earnings between $10,000 and $100,000, the Mississippi child support guidelines call for the following amount to be paid:
- One child: 14% of income.
- Two children: 20% of income.
- Three children: 22% of income.
- Four children: 24% of income.
- Five (or more) children: 26% of income.
Child Support Guidelines Do Not Work in Every Case: What to Know About Deviations
Under Mississippi law, family law courts presume that the state’s support guidelines are appropriate. That being said, courts also understand that the child support guidelines will not work in every case. It is possible to get a deviation from the standard child support rules—either more or less child support may be awarded than called for by the guidelines. The parent seeking a child support deviation has the burden of proving that such a deviation is necessary and appropriate.
For example, imagine that a divorcing couple has one child with a significant health problem. Due to the health issue, there are additional expenses associated with child care. The parent who has primary custody of the child may be entitled to seek extra child support from the non-custodial parent to account for these extra costs. Ultimately, the specific circumstances of the case always matter.
How Our Mississippi Child Support Lawyers Can Protect Your Rights
Child support cases are complicated. At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, our team provides comprehensive legal guidance focused on helping our clients find the best possible solutions. We are ready to get started on your case today. Among other things, our Madison child support attorneys will:
- Hear your story and explain your rights under the Mississippi child support laws;
- Prepare all of the financial documents you need to move forward in your case; and
- Build a strategy focused on protecting your parental rights and financial interests.
We understand that family law cases must be handled with the highest level of care, sensitivity, and personalized attention. Our Madison, MS child support lawyers will put in the time and legal resources to help you get the best results.
Call Our Madison, MS Child Support Attorneys for Guidance and Support
At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, our Madison family lawyers have deep experience handling complex child support cases. Your parental rights matter. If you are involved in a child support dispute, we are more than ready to assist you. Contact us today for your completely confidential, no-obligation initial consultation. We represent parents all across Madison County, including in Ridgeland, Canton, Flora, Gluckstadt, and Kearney Park.
To set up a consultation, call us at (601) 853-2223 or contact us online.
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