Understanding Child Support in Utah

According to the law, both parents are responsible for the financial needs of their children, regardless of marital status. This responsibility, however, has numerous variations, considerations, and exemptions. The decision to keep such mechanisms in the law was made with the wisdom that a person’s circumstances can change drastically within a short period.

This prompted lawmakers to give child support lawyers a definite method to consistently make proper judgments in deference to the diversity of cases they’re expected to decide on. In the state of Utah, child support is calculated by a formula which takes into account a wide range of factors, including:

  • Percentage of custody
  • Parental incomes
  • Educational costs
  • Medical needs of the children
  • Child care costs

While it is rare for a judge to deviate from this set schedule, there are certain circumstances when it may be appropriate. Because each case is unique, it is important to work with a skilled child support attorney who can assess your specific position and advise you about your rights.

At Kim H. Buhler, Attorney at Law, P.C., we help clients address the issues of temporary and permanent child support. We offer a complete assessment of your family’s finances and income, as well as yours or your spouse’s ability to pay child support. Based on evidence collected, we will advise on whether a deviation from the child support formula is a realistic option.

Our firm is also prepared to help you advocate for or defend against a post-divorce child support modification request. We will argue that any modification that compromises the current support for the child isn’t in their best interest.

Orem Child Support Payment Attorney

When you face a legal issue, the child support lawyer you choose makes a difference. Their approach to the case, as well as their work ethic in presenting their arguments to the court, has great influence on the final decision. Contact us to arrange a meeting with a Provo child support attorney. We are ready to provide the solutions you need.