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Securing Fair Child And Spousal Support Arrangements

Going through a divorce is never easy, but life after divorce can also be considerably challenging. Whether you are the party paying spousal and/or child support or the one receiving it, the terms of the payments can significantly impact the quality of your life and your children’s lives. When you are trying to resolve a divorce, you need a lawyer who will help you pursue the arrangement you and your family deserve.

At Babich Sarcone Attorneys at Law, our attorneys know the importance of not only securing the support arrangements you need but also ensuring they are fair for everyone. We do not want to see anyone weaponize this money in a divorce, which is why we work tirelessly to pursue an outcome that protects your best interests.

Securing Fair Support Arrangements

To keep spouses from fighting about who should pay what after a divorce, Iowa courtrooms often determine the support arrangements based on the unique facts of a given divorce.

For child support, the payment amount is determined by several factors, including each parent’s income minus taxes and insurance costs. Judges follow the Iowa Schedule of Basic Support Obligations to ensure the child support values are enough for a child to have what they need after a divorce.

Spousal support, on the other hand, is awarded by a judge on a case-by-case basis. The judge in your divorce will use their discretion, without any formula, to determine what the spousal support will be, if anything at all. They commonly consider factors like the income of each spouse, the standard of living during the marriage, any child support payments, how much each spouse contributed to the marriage, and the value of any assets each spouse brought into the marriage.

Our attorneys’ job as your legal representation is to ensure the truth of the situation in your divorce is presented to a judge so they accurately formulate the child support payments and determine what spousal support payments will be.

Do Not Let A Divorce Haunt Your Future

Too many spouses make the mistake of representing themselves during a divorce and suffer the consequences of a support arrangement that negatively impacts their future. Instead of taking chances by yourself, contact our Des Moines office for legal guidance you can depend on through every stage of your divorce. Call us at 515-817-1870 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.