In Utah, both parents have an obligation to support their children after divorce. Parents must also provide health insurance for children and are required to share the cost of other medical and child care expenses.
In Utah, the amount of child support is based on several factors, including the incomes of both parents, the number of children supported and the child custody arrangement. The sole child custody calculator is used when the noncustodial parent has fewer than 111 overnights a year with the children. The joint child custody calculator is used when each parent has more than 110 overnights a year. Utah also has split custody calculator when there are two or more children, and each parent has primary custody of at least one of them.
The most common issue in child support payments is parental income used in the calculation. If one of the parents is self-employed, owns a business or is underemployed, then the assistance of a lawyer may be needed to determine the parent's income.
Child support continues until the child turns 18 and finishes high school. The court can modify child support orders if one parent's financial circumstances undergo a substantial change or the needs of the children change.
Our Utah family law lawyers have significant experience dealing with child support issues under Utah law. We can help you assess current support, ongoing obligations or initial child support determinations.
Our child support attorneys are easy to talk to and will listen carefully to you and attempt to address all of your needs as effectively and efficiently as possible.
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