Child Support & Custody Lawyer For Providence Parents
Although divorce laws have changed since 1983 when Attorney Mark Morse began practicing law, the needs of parents going through a divorce have remained consistent. Parents are concerned about the well-being of their children. Issues of child support and child custody can be hotly contested issues. It is important to remember that in issues where children are concerned, the best interests of the children will be the guiding factor. That's why you need an experienced family law attorney to help present your case to the court.
Contact the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC today to discuss your concerns regarding child support and child custody.
The courts assume both parents have had a significant impact and input into child rearing. Child custody arrangements generally provide both parents the opportunity to raise the children. This can be through physical and legal custody. Physical custody determines where the children live. Legal custody refers to decisions that are made about the children. The best interests of the children will be paramount as custody arrangements are decided.
Of course, it is always possible to modify child custody arrangements in the event of a substantial change in circumstances. Relocation and out-of-state custody has become an increasingly important issue in divorce today.
Child support in Rhode Island is based on a guideline. The guideline factors in figures such as parents' incomes and the needs of the children. Support continues until a child reaches eighteen or graduates high school, although provisions can be made regarding college tuition. Our firm also represents parents who are not receiving court ordered child support payments. Child support is designed to provide for the needs of the children.
If you are owed back child support or need to rearrange your child support agreement, our firm can help. Contact our Providence office to arrange a consultation.