Resolve Questions Concerning Child Support In Utah

Raising a child is expensive, even when parents are sharing these expenses together. When a relationship ends or a couple gets divorced, it is likely that each parent will be expected to continue to support their child financially.

At the Salt Lake City law office of Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law, we help parents who are requesting or objecting to a child support award. Our skilled team can help you understand the facts of your case, as well as the possible options available to you to help you get results.

How Child Support Is Calculated

The Utah child support guidelines clearly lay out to the court the process that must be used to calculate support awards. These guidelines require the court to examine a number of different items, including:

  • The income of the parents
  • The amount of time the child will spend with each parent
  • The expenses associated with education, health insurance and extracurricular activities of the child
  • The amount of child care expenses
  • The ability of the non-custodial parent to pay support

Each side will have to comply with the court's requests to submit certain information that can be reviewed when calculating the original order. There are often many questions regarding the income and earnings potential of the parties, and an experienced attorney can help you present your side of the facts in a way that benefits your case.

Stephen J. Buhler has helped many parents facing difficult questions regarding child support. He can review your situation and discuss with you what he feels are the positives and negatives of your case. He will be a strong advocate for you in the courtroom, and help you obtain results, whether you are seeking or contesting child support.

Arrange Your Free Consultation

Support questions can become much more contentious than you would think, and having someone on your side to explain the situation can make things much easier for you. If you would like to talk to an experienced lawyer about your case, we invite you to call our office at 801-996-4193 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation.