Child Support

In Missouri, child support is based on the combined income of the parents, the needs of the child, and the costs of child care and health insurance. In determining whether to order child support, a court will consider:

    1.  The financial needs and resources of the child and the parents
    2.  The standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had not been dissolved
    3.  The physical and emotional condition of the child, and the child's educational needs
    4.  The child's physical and legal custody arrangements, including the amount of time the child spends with each parent and the reasonable expenses associated with the custody or visitation arrangements
    5.  The reasonable work-related child care expenses of each parent

A Missouri child support order can be modified only if there has been a "substantial and continuing change in circumstances," such as a big increase or decrease in either parent's income.

How much you receive or pay in child support can have long-term effects on you and your child(ren)'s well-being.  Please give us a call at (573) 651-1900 or email us if you would like to set up an appointment and discuss your case. 
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