Rhode Island Child Support Lawyer Helps Lower Client’s Support Payments:
Client is taken to child support court by the mother of his two children. Client immediately hires Kilroy Law Firm to represent him in this matter. Attorney Noah Kilroy enters on Client’s case and determines that the Child Support Guidelines suggest that Client should pay about $1500 a month for support of his two children. Rhode Island General Laws Section 15-9-1 provides in pertinent part that:
“a) Whenever the department of children, youth and families shall pay for the support and maintenance of any child pursuant to §§ 42-72-13 and 42-72-14, or whenever another department, agency, society, institution, or person having the charge, care, or custody of a child shall pay for the support and maintenance of the child, the court shall order either or both parents owing a duty of support to a child to pay an amount based upon a formula and guidelines adopted by an administrative order of the family court. If, after calculating support based upon court established formula and guidelines, the court, in its discretion, finds the proposed order would be inequitable to the child or either parent, the court shall make findings of fact and shall order either or both parents owing a duty of support to pay an amount reasonable or necessary for the child’s support after considering all relevant factors, including, but not limited to:
(1) The financial resources of the child;
(2) The financial resources of the custodial parent;
(3) The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved;
(4) The physical and emotional condition of the child and his or her educational needs; and
(5) The financial resources and needs of the non-custodial parent.”
After Attorney Kilroy investigates further, he is able to negotiate with the mother of Client’s two children to settle for a support payment of $850 a month, considerably less than the $1500 that the Rhode Island Child Support Guidelines called for.
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