Child Support Attorney

Child Support Lawyer New HavenChild support refers to the ongoing and periodic payment made by a parent for the benefit of a child.  In Connecticut, child support is calculated according to the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines.  The Guidelines use the combined income of the mother and father and number of children to set a child support amount.  Once child support is set, it can be later modified as the parent’s income level changes.

Connecticut courts are extremely serious about enforcing child support obligations among parents.  Because child support is for the benefit of the child, and not the opposing spouse, child support obligations cannot be waived by either parent.  If you are a parent who fails to pay child support, your wages can be withheld, your driver’s and professional licenses can be suspended, and you can even be incarcerated until your payment obligations are fulfilled.

The attorneys at Dolan & Dolan have experience representing male and female clients on both sides of child support cases.  If you are owed child support by your co-parent, and we feel that your co-parent is capable of making these payments, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that payment is received.  We also recognize that in some situations, a parent badly wishes to pay child support, but is unable to do so due to a job loss or pay cut.  If you are in such a situation, we will work on your behalf to modify your support payments and set up a reasonable payment schedule.  Regardless of what child support issue you may have, call Dolan & Dolan for a free consultation and case evaluation.