Child support agreements that meet your needs

Children involved in a divorce need more support than many parents realize. They witness conflicts at home, they feel the stress of broken relationships and they are victims of what can easily become a financially unstable situation.

Brazil Law Office, PLLC can help during this difficult transition

Child support is an important part of helping children get the care and support they need when a divorce is final. As parents struggle to maintain separate households, it can be difficult to agree upon a fair support payment schedule that gives children what they need without compromising either parent's financial stability.

Fortunately, there are clear outlines for how child support payments will be calculated when left to the court's judgment. Some factors considered in North Dakota and Minnesota family courts include:

  • A child's educational, medical, insurance or other special needs
  • Each parent's income and time spent with the child (according to custody arrangements)
  • The family's standard of living prior to divorce and reasonable expectations about maintaining an equitable quality of life between households

Of course, every family has unique needs to consider through the divorce process. Sometimes standardized payment schedules will not work for your family. That is why having a lawyer to advocate for a more customized and reasonable schedule can help you out in the long term.

Our Fargo-based law firm can help you make decisions that will influence you immediately, shortly after your divorce and for many years to come. This is especially important because after your divorce, your life will continue to change. Remarriages, relocation, new jobs — these can all change your child support needs. Make sure you start off on the right foot with experienced counsel on your side.

Finding a solution that works for you and your children

Our goal is to help children and their parents have a positive financial outlook once a divorce is final. As a Qualified Neutral Mediator and Certified Parenting Coordinator, Attorney Tressie Brazil has vast experience in helping spouses negotiate favorable agreements outside of litigation. Still, her courtroom presence and thorough case preparation leaves her well-equipped to present a strong case for support when issues become contentious.

Whether you are struggling with an adversarial child support dispute or just want guidance through a collaborative divorce process, we can help. Contact Brazil Law Office, PLLC via email or by telephone at 701-297-2298 to arrange an initial consultation.