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St. Louis, Missouri Child Support Attorneys

Working With Parents to Provide for Their Children

Providing financially for their children is the priority of any divorcing couple. At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., we work with clients to navigate the Missouri child support system. It is our goal to always keep the best interests of the client and the child in mind.
To meet with an attorney in our St. Louis, Missouri law office, call us at 636-530-9199, or contact us online.

Missouri Child Support

The starting point for determining child support is Missouri Supreme Court Rule 88.01. The courts consider many factors when determining child support in Missouri, including the following found at 452.340 Revised Statutes of Missouri:

  • Monthly gross income of each parent
  • Child-rearing costs
  • Health insurance costs
  • Which parent has overnight visitation or custody
  • Imputing income (a parent’s earning capacity, if he or she is unemployed)
  • View 452.340 Revised Statutes of Missouri

Supreme Court Rule 88.01 sets out the procedure for calculating child support. There is a rebuttable presumption that the amount of child support is the appropriate level of support. This presumption may be rebutted by evidence concerning need, income, and other relevant evidence.

Determining child support can become complicated, especially when one parent is not working. At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., we frequently consult the services of employment or vocational experts in determining how much a spouse could or should earn, what jobs are available, and what salary range is available. This also comes into play in spousal maintenance issues.

We also handle child support modifications and enforcements.

Revised Child Support Guidelines

Effective January 1, 2009, there will be four major changes to the Missouri child support guidelines:

  • In the income share model, the amount of combined monthly income will be raised from $20,000 to $30,000.
  • The basic child support obligation amounts will change based on data gathered by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The visitation credit limitations will change.
  • The maximum visitation credit will be capped at 34%.

Find out more about the 2009 Missouri revised child support guidelines.

Committed Attorneys

Our attorneys are committed to helping parents throughout the process of determining child support. We share the goal of seeking child support that will be sufficient for the child and appropriate for the parents.

To meet with a divorce lawyer, please call us at 636-530-9199, or contact us online.

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