At Wolf & Fox, P.C., we understand that the financial stability you can provide your children is among your primary concerns as a parent. This is especially true if you are experiencing a divorce or separation, or if the other parent is not contributing to the support of your children. Our attorneys help to ensure your children receive the necessities and benefits they need from the incomes of both parents.
Calculating Child Support In New Mexico
Our family law attorneys can guide you through the process of calculating child support to ensure the correct amount is being paid. In New Mexico, child support payments are based upon statutory guidelines that consider several factors, including:
- Both parents' gross income
- Child timesharing arrangements
- Health insurance costs
- Day care costs
- Special needs of the children (if applicable)
It is important to make sure that the income for each parent is correctly determined. Sometimes, parents will under-report income or claim that they do not have any income at all. Other times, a parent believes that the other parent earns far more money than they actually do. Our attorneys at Wolf & Fox know family law and understand how to ensure the court uses the correct amount of income for each parent, including imputing income to a parent claiming to have no money. We will work to protect the rights and interests of both you and your children.
At any point after a support order is issued, if circumstances change significantly, we can work with you, the other parent and the court to modify an order to make sure that the amount of child support being paid remains in the children's best interests.
Enforcing Child Support
Even though the court may have ordered a parent to pay child support, that parent does not always pay. Our attorneys have many techniques that can be used to help parents enforce child support orders and collect unpaid child support from nonpaying parents.
We Are Here For You And Your Family No Matter What
Our lawyers care about maintaining the integrity of families throughout New Mexico, which is why we pride ourselves on respecting and understanding our clients' unique situations as we work to resolve legal issues in the most efficient manner possible.
The attorneys at Wolf & Fox understand how important your family is to you. Our attorneys can help you establish child support payments that are fair and considerate to your financial situation and can enforce child support orders when necessary. We will listen to and address all of your concerns and questions and work hard for a positive resolution.
You Can Trust Our Experience And Compassion
Our attorneys have the experience and dedication it takes to protect you and the best interests of your family, whether we are representing you in an initial child support determination, child support enforcement actions or motions to change child support.
Our firm is responsive to the needs of our clients experiencing these issues and will communicate with you regularly. Whether you will be paying child support or receiving child support, the amount of support is important.
Contact our family law attorneys today to arrange a free initial consultation. Call 505-633-8381 or send us a message online to make an appointment at our Albuquerque office.