Parents must consider not only how divorce affects them, but also how it affects their children — both emotionally and financially. Law Office of Roland P. Merkel is experienced in all family law matters. I help you set up and if necessary, enforce a child support arrangement. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, I help parents:
In some cases, litigation is necessary for your child to receive fair financial support from both parents. I methodically prepare for litigation to achieve the most equitable support arrangement for your child.
Kentucky law establishes general child support guidelines. I help you understand the basis of these guidelines and how they apply to you. I am committed to achieving the best possible financial solutions within those guidelines. That begins with using the discovery process to compel a full, truthful financial disclosure, so the court can calculate child support with accurate data. Affluent couples must often deal with issues beyond basic child support, such as payments for private school tuition, sports and enrichment activities. I help you obtain support payments that best accommodate your financial circumstances and most appropriately provide for your child’s needs.
If your spouse has fallen behind on child support payments, you may need assistance to collect the money that rightfully belongs to your child. I guide you through the process of enforcing your child support order. Of course, financial problems or the changing needs of your children may alter financial circumstances of one or both parents. Still, the parent paying child support must continue to pay child support at the current level until one obtains a modification by court order. I help you expeditiously request the Court modify child support to avoid undue hardship, and to take advantage of modification that becomes retro-active to the date of filing a modification request.
Call Law Office of Roland P. Merkel at 859-263-1123 or contact me online to schedule a free 20-minute initial consultation with a family law attorney in Lexington, Kentucky.