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The importance of child support in family law disputes

| Jul 16, 2021 | Child Custody

For divorcing couples and couples who were never married alike, a family law dispute will oftentimes center around how the children from the relationship will be impacted. The focus on where the children will live and who will make important decisions about their lives can be intense. However, as important as the issue of child custody can be, the issue of child support should not be overlooked.

Solving child support disputes

The issues of child custody and child support are, inevitably, tied together. How child custody is decided will obviously impact how child support is decided. But, the attitude of the parents on this issue is crucial. If one parent or the other feels like they have been slighted of overly-burdened because of a child support decision by the family law court, the dissatisfaction can fester and, potentially, ruin any chance that a civil post-relationship parenting arrangement can be reached.

Solving child support disputes can be challenging. However, when parents remember that the main focus of any family law court is on the best interests of the child in question, they may be able to see that the ultimate decision is what is right. And, when they have a good advocate by their side to push their arguments in court, they may see the results they want.

At our law firm, we understand that New York residents can be nervous about how family law disputes will be decided. We do our best to attempt to make sure that our clients know all of their available options. For more information, please visit the child support overview section of our law firm’s website.