How much do I have to pay for child support?
The maintenance payment or better known as Child Support is normally defined and enforced by the office of the State Attorney General or by its acronym in English “OAG”.
This amount, usually around 20% of the net monthly income for a minor and increases 5% for each extra minor. In other words, for 2 minors, for example, the figure would be around 25% of the net monthly income.
It is important to correctly calculate what your net monthly resources are and it is possible that these figures may vary. It is always advisable to consult with a family attorney to seek alternatives or options when receiving a lawsuit for child support.
It should be noted that it is something that should be taken seriously since by not appearing in court or not taking action on it, a judge can establish an automatic judgment against you and set the amount that the judge considers reasonable.
Similarly, by not being responsible for the payment of support, there may be collections of late payments, interest, immigration repercussions, jail time, or other consequences.
Don’t put it off later, if you received a Child Support lawsuit, call us for a free consultation with a family attorney at 855-900-3429.
What is the free consultation for?
One of the questions we get from time to time is: What is the free consultation for?
The free consultation is something we offer for the benefit of the client. Keep in mind that many times the legal field can be confusing and unknown to many people.
That is why we offer a free consultation with a lawyer, in order to first determine if there is something that can be done according to the legal framework. Second, what would be the process to resolve the case, and finally what would be the cost of our services for bringing the representation. That way, clients can make an informed decision before beginning any legal process or representation.
It is important to note that the information discussed during the consultation may be limited for various reasons, for example, we have limited information on the facts of the case, a pre-case investigation is required, the full evidence on the case is not available at the moment, other factors are at play, among others.
For this reason, the consultation gives us the opportunity to make a general analysis of the situation, look for the best strategy to attack the problem, and propose how we can reach the best resolution of the case.
For more information or a free consultation, feel free to call 855-900-3429. We look forward to your call!