Child Support Missoula, MT
Raising a child can be the most rewarding experience of your life, but without adequate financial resources, it can be incredibly stressful and challenging. That’s why child support agreements between parents are so important. At the Judnich Law Office, our family law attorneys are here to help with matters regarding child support in Montana.
Child support agreements play the important role of requiring each parent to make fair financial contributions. They serve as a legally binding contract that can be used for protection in the event that one parent does not meet his or her obligations under the terms of the agreement.
We can be your partner in the fight for your rights and the rights of your children. Keep reading to learn about how we approach child support, or contact us to schedule a consultation today.
Child Support in Montana
Creating Child Support Agreements
Child support is guided by calculations that are set by state law. Usually, child support agreements are determined as part of the divorce process. We can help you understand how child support payments are calculated in Montana, and how much child support you can expect to receive or pay.
When we calculate child support, we follow guidelines that may include:
- Conduct interviews with the child and parent
- Review financial affidavits
- Hire a private investigator to ensure all information is accurate
- Use state-of-the-art computer software to assist with calculations compliant with state law
As you can see, creating child support agreements takes a lot of time, effort, and expertise. Going through this process can be especially difficult due to the stress and uncertainty you may be experiencing.
We’re here to help. At Judnich Law Office, we always have your best interests — and the best interests of your children — at top of mind as we represent you throughout the legal process. Our goal is to help create a fair child support agreement for you and your family.
Recovering Back Child Support Payments
If you’re not receiving child support payments, your rights — and the rights of your children — are being violated. If the other party in your child support agreement has fallen behind on payments, we can help you recover the payments due to you and your child.
We will start by reviewing the child support agreement in place as well as your receipts and payment records. Our family lawyers will work with you to explain and evaluate your best options for recovering missed child support payments.
When it comes to child support, nothing is more important that ensuring your children have the financial resources they need to thrive.
“I’m Lucy Hansen, a Missoula family law attorney born and raised in Montana.
I help my clients understand everything they need to know about child support, child custody, and parenting plans. I’m a fierce advocate for parents and their children.“
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Related Family Law Services
Do you need the help of an experienced divorce attorney in Missoula Montana? The family lawyers at the Judnich Law Office can help.
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Parenting Plans / Child Custody
When involved in a contested divorce, or even after a divorce has been settled, remember that your children come first.
Our divorce attorneys and family law experts can help you create a parenting plan or child custody arrangement that works for you.
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“Lucy has defended us and represented us in a manner that has left us speechless. To say she is a great attorney seems so small and unworthy of the praise she deserves. She took on a tough case that has been an emotional and ethical journey that will never be forgotten. The fierce fighter you have in Lucy serves not only us well, but anyone she represents.
To have her in our corner is not only the best gift God has given us in this process, but reassures us that with her doing the job she does for people like us, that this world is a better place because of people like her.
We are so thankful for her and all of your staff. Cases may come and go, but to us, Lucy has become a member of our family – sharing the hardest time of our lives – and helping us get through it. All the money in the world can’t buy the sincerity of her kindness, dedication and actions of pure love on our case – that’s just who she is – and for that we are truly thankful.
We would recommend her to anyone in Missoula. She is one in a million, a bright star that shines beyond measure. Lucy is our diamond and we know your firm treasures her like we do.”
— Tana & Rob Re
I have used Judnich Law Office twice in the past three years. First, Vinnie represented me for an auto accident claim. At four months pregnant, the stress of the auto accident was not something my body could take on. It was such a blessing to have Vinnie handling the medical payments and talking with the adjusters so I could focus on getting treatment and being a new mom.
Then, almost a year later I hired Lucy to help me with a parenting plan and custody issue for my daughter. A new job was taking me out of state and my daughter’s father was not adhering to the original parenting plan and now fighting me for full custody. I needed help with mediation, court paperwork, and most importantly having my daughter’s needs met.
Thanks to Lucy and her team, I had people who were fighting for my daughter’s rights rather than fighting for paternal rights. To have someone willing to fight when you have been told there is nothing you can do was a relief.
When all was said and done I was allowed to take the new job, better provide for my daughter, and further my career. I could not thank Judnich Law Office enough for giving me peace of mind and giving me my life back.
— Heather Jenner