Child Support

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Expertise in Child Support Law

The lawyers at Tranchina & Mansfield, LLC help clients determine child support payments at the time of divorce, and also help clients modify or enforce child support judgments after a divorce has been finalized. With decades of family law experience, we are able to explain how child support in Louisiana is calculated, and effectively assert the rights of custodial and non-custodial parents.

Child support includes:

  • Cash payments based on the parent’s income and the needs of the child.
  • Health insurance or medical support for the child.

  • Payments for child care.
  • Payments for reasonable health care costs that are not covered by health insurance or regular medical support.
  • Typically payments for educational expenses and extra-curricular expenses.

Pre- and postnuptial agreements should also spell out what will happen if the marriage breaks up. Otherwise, the disposition of assets will be determined under state law as interpreted by a judge. Such dispositions may not be what you and your spouse anticipated.

Making an enforceable postnuptial agreement requires complete and truthful disclosure of all assets and liabilities by both spouses.

A knowledgeable and experienced divorce attorney can guide you through the process of drafting a postnuptial agreement that works for you and your spouse.