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Protecting What Matters Most

Experienced Legal Counsel Regarding Child Support

Rioles Law Offices in Providence is a top firm for calculating child support. We know that various factors are considered prior to determining child support payments.

Rhode Island Child Support Guidelines dictate that a variety of factors be considered when determining the amount of child support a custodial parent receives during and following divorce or a legal separation. The court’s objective is to set an amount that is reasonable or necessary for the child’s support. The factors assessed include:

  • The income of both parents
  • The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved
  • The educational needs of the child
  • The child’s emotional and physical condition
  • Child support obligations from any additional relationships

Determining the appropriate amount of support can be more difficult when one parent is self-employed or has additional income available from other sources. Attorney Rioles is adept at determining actual income and financial net worth, particularly when a business owned by the family is involved.

Reasons To Deviate From Support Guidelines

If the child has proven special needs, or in cases involving substantial family assets, the court may order above-guideline child support. Ms. Rioles can assist you in protecting your interests in this regard.

In addition to initial child support orders, Rioles Law Offices represents parents seeking modification of support when there has been a substantial change in financial circumstances. Also, if a party is failing to fulfill his or her financial obligations in this area, a lawyer can petition the court on your behalf to enforce the court order through wage garnishment, incarceration or some other means.

Whether you are a custodial parent seeking financial support from a former partner or you want to protect yourself from being ordered to pay more than is appropriate, experienced family law attorney Brenda F. Rioles has the knowledge to assist you.

Meet With Rioles Law Offices

Call 401-680-9686 or toll free at 800-836-8278, or use the contact form on this website to schedule an appointment with an experienced and accomplished Providence child support attorney.