Helping You Understand Your Child Or Spousal Support Claims

When a marriage or relationship ends, there may be questions concerning financial support for one of the partners, especially if the couple has had children together. The very nature of these discussions often leads to severe disagreements about whether support is even necessary, as well as the amount of support that should be awarded in each particular case.

Jeremy Epstein Law, LLC, in New Orleans, has handled a number of child and spousal support cases for our clients. Our lawyer, Jeremy Epstein, is well-known in the local legal community. He has received countless awards and accolades that recognize his commitment to his clients. In 2015, Jeremy was named as one of the Top 10 attorneys Under 40 for Excellence in the Field of Family Law by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2015. He was also named as a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine in 2015.

When You Have A Legal Need, Call Jeremy Epstein. Schedule a free consultation by calling us at 504-434-5489 or by sending us an email.

Louisiana Child Support Guidelines

Under state law, the amount of child support that will be awarded in your case is based upon specific guidelines. The court will look at various factors, including the income of the parties, to determine the amount of child support payments. Whether you are contesting or requesting child support, it is extremely beneficial to have an attorney working with you in these cases to ensure that all income is property accounted for when using the guidelines.

If your co-parent is hiding income or failing to report certain items, this can have a significant effect on the amount of support handed down. You need to be sure that you are giving the court a clear picture of your situation in order to receive an accurate child support determination.

Understanding How Spousal Support Awards Are Determined

Spousal support differs substantially from child support cases. When a couple is going through a divorce, one of the spouses may request spousal support (otherwise known as alimony or maintenance). These payments are designed to help the spouse keep his or her current standard of living or adjust to life after divorce.

The awards in these cases depend upon very specific criteria, and each Parish in Louisiana handles these cases differently. If you feel that you should receive spousal support, or feel that your spouse is not entitled to these payments, you need to discuss your concerns with our experienced attorney. Jeremy will help you understand the important issues in your case and help you develop a strategy that allows you to protect your interests.

Get The Skilled Representation Your Case Demands

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific spousal or child support concerns with our experienced lawyer, please call our New Orleans office at 504-434-5489 or send us an email using our contact form.