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Understanding Child Support In Indiana

Whether you encounter child support issues as part of a divorce, or if you and your child’s other parent are not married, and it is time to make some financial determinations regarding your child, we can help. At Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., we understand the questions and challenges that are part of setting child support and modifying or appealing child support orders that were previously established.

Because we know the difficulties people face during such times, we are committed to ensuring that our clients’ rights and best interests are well-protected. Let us help you protect and provide for your children.

What Factors Are Considered When Child Support Determinations Are Made?

The state of Indiana uses a formula to determine child support. A variety of factors are entered into the formula to make appropriate child support determinations. Some of those factors include:

  • Both parents’ incomes
  • How many overnight visits the noncustodial parent receives
  • Health care costs
  • Child care costs

For most people, the numbers, such as income, that are included in the formula are often straightforward. But, for some, such as small business owners, contractors and freelancers, the determination of income may be a more challenging fact to ascertain. This is just one of the reasons you should work with an experienced child support attorney who understands how to assure that the final outcome of the child support determination process is accomplished fairly.

Experience Makes A Difference

While there is a set formula that everyone is required to use in determining child support levels in Indiana, it is wise to work with an attorney who understands the reality behind the numbers. What may seem straightforward in the formula may actually be more complicated. There may be questions of accuracy regarding income or other questions. You deserve to know that your child support order is correct for your circumstances.

Do Not Hesitate To Begin Seeking Answers Regarding Child Support

At Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., our team has more than 100 years of combined family law experience. We also have four  attorneys who are Certified Family Law Specialists by the Family Law Certification Board. To schedule an initial consultation, call 317-660-8150 or contact us online.