Securing Favorable Terms During Child Support or Spousal Support Negotiations

During divorce proceedings in Louisiana, a Louisiana family court judge will be asked to render a judgment which sets forth the conditions and payment of child support and/or spousal support. Trying to resolve these issues with a combative spouse can be stressful and expensive. If you are negotiating on your behalf, you may believe it's preferable to accept the terms of child support or spousal support agreement rather than continue to fight.

Unfortunately, the money you save in representing yourself during divorce proceedings may end up costing you in the future. Without an attorney's aid you may not realize that the proposed child support or spousal support payments are unrealistic. They may not cover all of your expenses or they may be too high for you to pay according to your income. Financial decisions made during the emotional divorce proceedings can have long-term effects and decisions made which do not consider your long range goals and plans can have profound negative effects.

For more than 20 years, I have advised Acadiana residents during child support and spousal support negotiations. When you consult with my firm on this domestic matter, you will learn how the state calculates support payments and which expenses are included in the assessment. With my counsel, you can evaluate whether the sum is feasible given your circumstances.

It's important to arrive at an acceptable amount because modifying support often involves more legal action if your former spouse is not open to compromise.

Providing Counsel For A Range Of Support Concerns

Louisiana courts will modify child support or spousal support agreements when certain guidelines are met, such as:

  • A job change that reduces or raises income
  • An unforeseeable medical issue or accident that affects a parent
  • A change in a child's needs

The child support or spousal support order modification can be granted on a temporary or permanent basis.

In addition to helping you secure and modify fair child support or spousal support payments, I can represent you in matters related to support orders, including:

  • Contempt for failure to pay support as ordered
  • Dependency exemptions
  • Child support in shared custody arrangements
  • Enforcement of support orders

As your lawyer, I am dedicated to finding an equitable financial solution so that you and your children receive the assistance they deserve.

Contact A Preeminent Lafayette Attorney To Promote Your Interests

Please dial 337-446-4556 or message Eric S. Neumann, APLC, to arrange a free case evaluation.