Establishing child support or paying child support can be an overwhelming problem, contacting a knowledgeable attorney to discuss child support issues, can save someone from the frustrations of this complicated issue.
Rhode Island provides for a formula and guideline to calculate child support amount based on the parties financial resources. However, Rhode Island laws allow the Family Court to make a determination of child support not only based on the parties’ financial resources, but also based on the child’s resources, standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the parents still lived together, the child’s emotional, physical and educational needs. RIGL §15-5-16.2.
Child support in Rhode Island is modifiable at any time in the future if you can show a substantial change in circumstance.
Contact Gonzalez Law Offices and make an appointment to discuss any questions you may have regarding child support.