Child support orders are far more than cash payments from one parent to the other. Nearly every child support order involves tax exemptions, college support, payment of medical expenses, funds needed for extracurricular activities/sports, daycare expenses, and many other issues. Failure to fully consider important issues at the time of the support order may present serious challenges to future modification requests or corrections of such errors and omissions. At the heart of any child support order is the income of each parent. Determining the income of each parent may require careful analysis to determine if either party is hiding income or assets that should be considered by the court in making a support determination. Douglas R. Hughes of Hughes & Nelson, P.L.L.C., and Emily S. Nelson have spent many years as deputy prosecutors and are familiar with cases involving individuals who seek to hide assets or escape consideration from the court.
If you are trying to establish an initial child support order or need to modify a prior order of support, do not hesitate to contact Douglas R. Hughes.