Connecticut Spousal & Child Support

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Finances are one of the most frustrating aspects of any divorce. In Fairfield County, our family law firm provides affordable and compassionate guidance through each aspect of our clients' divorce cases. Whether you have children and are working out a child support order or are battling a dispute regarding alimony, you can count on the aggressive legal counsel our Fairfield County family law attorney offers!

Support matters are not part of every divorce. Some of the factors that may determine whether child support or alimony will be part of your divorce process are:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Needs of the parties
  • Causes for the divorce
  • Occupation and amount of income of the parties
  • Age and health of the parties

Spousal Support

Spousal support in Connecticut is referred to as alimony. It is the payment made from one party to the other for support during the divorce proceedings and for the time following a final divorce decree. Alimony is established to ensure economic fairness in the field of divorce law.

Different types of alimony can be awarded depending on the specific circumstance. Alimony pendente lite is temporary and only lasts during the divorce process. Permanent, although quite uncommon, is granted in situations where one party is unlikely to obtain adequate employment due to age or health.

Child Support

In the state of Connecticut, both parents are obligated to support their child. Because the state follows the Income Shares Model, the court will estimate the portion that each parent would spend if the family were living together.

After the court has made an initial child support order, it may be modified in the future. This can be accomplished if the parent shows that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred.

Consult a Fairfield County Spousal & Child Support Lawyer

Do you need assistance with a spousal support or child support order? Speak with our firm at once! Bayer & Black, P.C. can provide a seasoned family law attorney in Fairfield County to help you understand your rights and fight for them. We can assist you in obtaining a fair family law support order, whether from the very beginning or through a support modification. Contact us today!