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At Moisant Law Firm, we understand the importance of financial security for your children. Child support is a crucial aspect of ensuring their well-being after a divorce or separation. The laws can be complicated, you will need an experienced family law attorney by your side. Samantha Moisant , the attorney, is a mom herself so she understands how important it is to have your child's needs met with financial support.  We are dedicated to helping you navigate the child support process and secure a fair and sustainable outcome for your child.

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What is Child Support in Louisiana?

Child support is a court-ordered payment made by one parent to the other parent for the financial benefit of their child. It contributes to the child's basic needs and expenses, including housing, food, clothing, education, healthcare, and extracurricular activities.

How is child Support Determined in Louisiana 

Child support is a court-ordered payment made by one parent to the other parent for the financial benefit of their child. It contributes to the child's basic needs and expenses, including housing, food, clothing, education, healthcare, and extracurricular activities.

 

How is Child Support Determined in Louisiana?

Louisiana uses a formula established by the state guidelines to calculate child support. This formula considers various factors, including:

  • Income of both parents: The primary source of income for both parents is considered.

  • Number of children: The number of children being supported affects the total amount awarded.

  • Childcare costs: If documented childcare expenses exist, they may be factored in.

  • Health insurance costs: The cost of providing health insurance for the child can be included.

  • Visitation arrangements: Extensive visitation schedules may influence the final amount.

What are the Penalties in Louisiana for Not Paying Child Support?

Failure to pay child support can have serious consequences, including:

  • Contempt of Court: The court can find the parent in contempt, resulting in fines or even jail time.

  • Wage Garnishment: The court may order the employer to withhold a portion of the parent's wages to pay child support.

  • Tax Refund Interception: The state can intercept your tax refunds to apply them towards unpaid child support.

  • Suspension of Licenses: Driver's licenses, professional licenses, and hunting/fishing licenses can be suspended for non-payment.

Can a Child Support Order Be Modified ?

Yes, a child support order can be modified under certain circumstances. These may include:

  • Significant change in income: If a parent experiences a substantial increase or decrease in income, a modification may be appropriate.

  • Change in childcare costs: A documented increase or decrease in childcare expenses can be a factor.

  • Change in health insurance costs: Changes in health insurance premiums can be considered for modification.

  • Change in child's needs: As a child's needs evolve, the child support order may need to be adjusted.

Contact Moisant Law Today for a Consultation

Schedule a Consultation Today! Let's discuss your specific situation and explore the best course of action for your child's well-being. We are confident that with our guidance and expertise, you can achieve a child support arrangement that provides the financial security your child deserves. Contact Moisant Law Firm today – we are here to help!

Call us at 504-317-1685  or fill out our online contact form.

We are located in Metairie, Louisiana and serve the surrounding areas.

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