Family Law

How much do I pay for child support?

There is a set formula based on the salaries of you and your spouse, as well as the cost of health insurance and daycare.

Do I have to pay alimony and for how long?

If you have been married for a long time and make significantly more than your spouse, there is a good chance you will pay permanent alimony.  You might also pay for a few years if your spouse has to re-enter the workforce after being out for child rearing, working in a family business, etc.

I am not receiving child support payments and/or alimony, what do I do?

You can file a motion to enforce your rights.  Eventually, the payor could end up in jail.

Who should I talk to about adopting a child?

It depends.  For a family member or step-child, your attorney can start the process.  If you are a foster parent, the State will do most of the work for you.  If you are working with a private agency, that agency, along with your attorney, will give you guidance.