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Child Support

Albuquerque Child Support Attorney

Legal Representation to Help Seek a Fair Financial Situation

You may look at child support as your best friend or your worst enemy, depending which side of the equation you’re on. Having a dedicated lawyer at your side to guide you through the legal process can help you find a reasonable and fair child support agreement. The lawyers at Cortez & Hoskovec, LLC look at child support from the perspective of all those involved.

Should You Hire An Attorney For Child Support In NM?

In New Mexico, child support is determined using child support guidelines, which are established by the legislature and revised periodically. The court calculates support using a set formula, and not just a number the child's parents think is "fair." You should contact an experienced family law attorney for help about the guidelines and calculating child support.

Call (505) 544-5126 to schedule a consultation with one of our Albuquerque child support lawyers.

How Child Support Can Be Adjusted

If child support has already been established and you are hoping to modify it, you will need to show the court a ‘substantial change of circumstances’ in order to compel the court to modify the support. This may include a new rate of pay, job loss, the emancipation of a child, a change in insurance benefits or school or day care costs. On the other hand, you and your former partner may simply agree to modify the support.

An Albuquerque attorney can help you navigate the modification process.

New Mexico Child Support Laws

In New Mexico, Child Support Worksheets are required by law before the judge can finalize a divorce decree or parenting plan. The exact amount of child support will include a variety of factors, such as the custody arrangement, the parents' combined gross income, and other costs and expenses in caring for the child.

Establishing or Modifying a Custody or Child Support Order in New Mexico

We at Cortez & Hoskovec, LLC understand the difficulty of supporting children with insufficient income to go around. Our child support attorneys in Albuquerque can fight to set your child support so that you and your children can comfortably live without the stress of financial insecurity. With over 40 years of experience, you can count on us to provide the highest level of legal service as we represent the best interests of you and your child. Our family law firm has helped many families find reasonable child support situations for adequate financial health.

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