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When two parents separate and children are involved, child support is a very important part of the separation process that needs to be properly planned and configured.  Both parents are obligated to support their children to meet their specific needs.  When calculating child support, it is most important to think of what the children will require to be safe, stable and comfortable in their home.  There are several factors and guidelines that are taken into account when adjusting the amount of child support that a parent is required to pay.  The experienced New Hampshire Attorneys at Family Legal have a strong understanding of all the necessary aspects and considerations when creating a child support Order.


Every situation and family is unique and has differing circumstances, and that is what makes these types of arrangements impossible to give a set answer to as far as "how much."  We can meet with you to discuss your situation and what you can expect when determining child support for your child or children. We advise both custodial and non-custodial parents on issues involving child support, and we can help you to attempt to reach an amicable settlement with the other parent of the child support component.  If that is not possible, we can help you present your financial situation to the Court in an attempt to procure the best possible result for you and your family.

Obviously our main goal is stability and constancy in your children’s lives.  We want to help you navigate smoothly through this transitional period and maintain as much affinity between both parties as possible.


There are some cases where child support is unnecessary.  For example, if parents share rotating custody, or have virtually equal custodial time, then there may be no need for one parent to pay child support to the other depending upon the comparative incomes of the parties. 


Many parents have concerns about help paying for private school tuition, after school programs or other expenses that may not be taken into account in basic child support calculation.  In circumstances like these, the amount can often be adjusted up or down to account for the extra costs.

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