A child is very expensive. You have to make sure this child has everything they need from the time they are an infant until the day they turn 18. That child is your financial responsibility. The financial responsibility falls on both parents in Cedar City, Utah. Just because you break up with the other parent of your child, does not mean that you are no longer responsible for this child. If you speak to a Cedar City family law firm, Smoak Law, P.C. they can help you get the child support you need from the other parent to ensure that this child is given everything it needs to have the basic necessities of life. These include food, shelter, education, and even some extra curriculars. Child support is determined by how many children you have together, how much both of you make for income, and what is the current custody agreement for the children.
What some people are unaware of is that child support can be modified. If something drastic changes then you can contact a Cedar City child support lawyer to get that child support modified, from either party. If either of the parents lose their job, if either parent gets a large pay decrease or even a large pay increase, if a parent needs to go on government assistance, or if a parent is injured and needs medical assistance these can all be reasons as to why child support can be modified. If you do believe you qualify for child support modification contact Smoak Law, P.C. a family law firm in Cedar City to see what kind of options you have. Hiring a lawyer is great way to see what options you have and then which ones can benefit your child the best.