How is Child Support Determined in Missouri?

Among the many complicated areas that need to be addressed during divorce proceedings is the topic of child support. Along with property division and child custody, hashing out child support can lead to a lot of tension and high emotions. Regardless of the circumstances that led to their divorce, most parents wish the best for their children and want to make sure that all of their needs continue to be met.

If you are granted full or partial custody of your child, you may be able to receive child support from your former spouse. Child support is meant to make rearing a child easier for single parents. But how is child support determined in Missouri?

The state of Missouri calculates child support amounts by taking into consideration the following factors:

  • Parents' gross income
  • Work-related child care costs
  • Health insurance costs
  • The time spent overnight with each parent
  • The number of children
  • Spousal support

There is no way of exactly knowing how a court will rule in regards to child support cases, which is why it is extremely advantageous that you turn to our firm for the experienced legal guidance you need.

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If you are concerned about how you will financially provide for your child after your divorce is finalized, you should contact our firm as soon as possible. Our St. Louis family law attorneys have more than 20 years of experience, and can review your case through a free case evaluation and explain your legal options. Our firm can also help you establish paternity, which can directly affect your right to child support.

Our firm may be able to help you provide for your child's future after a divorce by obtaining the child support you need!

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