Making Child Support Laws Work for You

Child support is the amount of money the court orders one parent to pay the other periodically to support their child or children. Rhode Island has a formula (called the “guidelines”) for figuring out how much child support should be paid in each case. Rhode Island child support guidelines are based on numerous factors, which include each parent’s income, available resources of the parties, the needs of the child and other issues. While calculating child support based on the guidelines can be precise, there are many factors that can affect the ultimate amount of support.

Promoting both client interests and the interests of the children, the lawyers at Moyer Law, PC combine a broad understanding of the Rhode Island family law with an empathetic approach to working with our clients that accounts for both the legal and emotional components of the case.

At Moyer Law Office, our child support lawyers have handled hundreds of child support enforcement actions, contempt actions, and have negotiated and litigated on behalf of parties seeking back support judgments, as well as those defending against such actions.

Child support payments are usually made until children turn 18 or 19 if they are still in high school full time. The court may also order that both parents continue to support a disabled adult child that is not self-supporting.

Understanding the nuances of how child support is calculated in Rhode Island can often help either the payor or the payee benefit from child support litigation. At Moyer Law Office, we educate our clients in order to make the child and alimony support laws work for them. If you need to establish a support order, enforce an order, or if you have been served, contact Moyer Law Office’s child support attorneytoday or call us at (401) 461-7800.