Supporting The Children’s Economic Needs

When it comes to providing for children in the wake of divorce, it is important that both parents are able to support the children’s economic needs.

Iowa’s Supreme Court child support guidelines look at each party’s gross income, deductions for federal and state income taxes, FICA and certain other deductions to get a baseline amount to determine child support. These guidelines change frequently and can lead to confusion in decisions that can affect your family’s well-being for years to come. The knowledge and experience of dedicated family advocates can help you arrive at an ideal resolution on child support issues.

Educating You About Child Support Guidelines

At Culp Law Office P.L.C., we are ready to take nearly half a century of family law experience to inform you about how Iowa’s child support guidelines will affect your family and help you work toward the best possible outcome.

As experienced family law attorneys, we are able to handle nearly any type of child support issue including:

  • Collection of past-due support by various means including filing a contempt action against the other parent
  • Filing for or defending a contempt action
  • Garnishment

We know the law regarding modification of support. In order to successfully modify child support, one needs to demonstrate that the amount of child support that should be ordered deviates by at least 10 percent from the current amount ordered. If, for instance, your ex-spouse is paying $500 per month in child support and can demonstrate that he or she should be paying at least $550 (which equals to 10%) that would merit a modification.

Regardless of your situation, we are committed to understanding all issues involved in your child support case and empowering you to make the right decisions for your family.

To discuss Iowa child support enforcement or other child support issues with one of our Des Moines child support lawyers, call 515-288-3333 or email the firm.