Child Support

North Dakota Child Support Attorney

Child support is the continual and ongoing payment from one parent to the other following a divorce, intended for the maintenance of their children’s medical, educational, and day-to-day needs. In North Dakota family law, child support is typically considered in post-divorce arrangements, along with child custody, visitation rights, alimony, spousal support, and sometimes paternity.  Given that child support is so often intertwined with other sensitive and detail-oriented areas of family law, retention of an experienced Fargo family law attorney who can help you navigate and understand your options and rights is crucial to reaching a favorable outcome that meets the best interests of the children.

When custody of the child has been determined, the amount of the support will be approached considering a number of factors including:

  • Income of the parents
  • Age and number of children at home
  • Essential living expenses
  • Educational fees and requirements
  • Special needs considerations, including illnesses and disabilities

If you are considering a divorce, contact the Fargo, ND family law offices of O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss to handle your divorce case. We have the experience, tenacity, and broad knowledge of family law necessary to help you reach your goals of seeing to the well-being of your children during this difficult time. Call us at (701) 235-8000 today!

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