Top Rated Child Support Lawyers in Vancouver
When your life is being disrupted by divorce or other family law challenges, it can feel like it is impossible to focus and make solid decisions. You may be worried about your children, your finances, and your future.
At Thomas and Associates, we work alongside many parents who must deal with child support. Our team of child support lawyers know that the best interests of the child is truly the top priority for most parents. Agreeing on exactly what child custody, visitation arrangement and how much child support will be paid can be a real challenge.
Consulting a family law attorney does not have to be another painful task that adds more stress and confusion. At Thomas and Associates you will find an experienced, personable lawyer who listens to you and works to identify the best possible solutions to your family law matters.
What is Child Support?
Generally, the non-custodial parent is required to pay child support to the custodial parent.
Your child’s needs are determined by adding the gross incomes of you and the other parent and applying the total to a standard formula.
In addition to monthly child support, the non-custodial parent may be required to contribute to other expenses for the child such as uninsured health and dental costs, day care, and education expenses, such as college/university.
Our attorneys have the experience to ensure your child support order is based on accurate information, and that the right questions get answered, including:
- If either parent is currently unemployed or underemployed, what is a reasonable income expectation?
- Does the parenting plan provide for substantial time with both the mother and father
- Are factors such as health coverage and day care expenses properly considered and fair?
- How will future needs – including college or other advanced education costs – be addressed?
Enforcement of Child Support
To enforce a court order where the other parent fails to comply with a support order, you must be able to show the following:
- A valid court order.
- The other parent failed to follow the court order.
- The other parent must have known of the child support order.
- The other parent had the ability to follow the court order.
If you demonstrate these things, the other parent may be found in contempt of court and be ordered to pay. If the other parent still refuses to pay, the Court can order jail time in order to coerce payment.
Why Choose Thomas & Associates:
Our team of child support lawyers provide strong and compassionate legal services while focusing on individual client needs during difficult times. Our attorneys are efficient, offering multiple methods of communication to clients and ensuring that every team member has all of the resources available at their fingertips. We understand that our clients need answers and the more expeditiously those answers are provided, our client’s overall stress can be reduced.
Our reputable team at Thomas and Associates leads clients through all facets of their family law needs, including child support, child custody, divorce, visitation and more.
We’re dedicated to serving and representing each client with the integrity, knowledge, and compassion they deserve. Our ability to understand complex circumstances enables us to handle cases respectfully, and our skills in the courtroom earns our client’s real results.