Experienced Help With Support-Related Issues
Even when parents cannot agree on much during a divorce, they usually can agree that their children need to be taken care of and supported. In Mississippi, child support is determined by a statutory formula, but it is still important to have an experienced attorney on your side to make sure the numbers being used are accurate and that your child receives the full support he or she deserves.
I’m Gene Barton, a Chickasaw County family law attorney with more than 40 years of experience. I represent men and women and focus on achieving outcomes that are in the best interest of children and their parents. Every step of the way, I will work to educate you about your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances.
Child Support Payments
Unless the court has a specific reason to deviate, such as a child’s special needs or an extremely high income for one of the parents, child support is determined according to a formula laid out in state statutes. Child support continues until a child reaches the age of 21.
The formula is simple: The number of children due support corresponds with the percentage of adjusted gross income that should be awarded for support:
- One child = 14 percent
- Two children = 20 percent
- Three children = 22 percent
- Four children = 24 percent
- Five or more children = 26 percent
Contact Me For Help With Support Enforcement, Modification And All Other Matters
I provide full-service child support representation for all child support issues, including child support enforcement and modification of child support. If you need help with any child support-related issues, contact my law firm today at 662-447-2522 for a free initial consultation.