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Helping Parents Navigate Child Support Issues

While relationships between parents may end, the parent-child relationship lasts a lifetime. When married parents divorce or unmarried parents separate, both remain responsible for the care and well-being of minor children. It is often necessary for one parent to provide the other with child support payment so that the child maintains a stable and fulfilling life.

At The Law Office of Shauna T. Hagan, LLC, we are committed to protecting our client’s parental rights and the best interests of their children. We provide skilled and attentive representation to people facing family law problems in Wilmington and throughout Delaware.

How Is Child Support Determined?

In Delaware, child support is determined by the Delaware child support formula, also known as the “Melson Model,” which takes into account:

  • The number of children
  • The income of each parent
  • The needs of the children
  • The basic support needs of each parent

While these determinations are typically straightforward, factors such as self-employment, hidden income or a sudden layoff can complicate a child support case. No matter how complex the legal issues, the child’s needs remain at the forefront. We are prepared to handle any child support issue you face, in addition to child custody, paternity and related family law matters.

We can guide you through initial child support proceedings as well as any modification or enforcement issues that arise in the future.

Speak With An Attorney Who Protects Your Rights

Attorney Shauna T. Hagan is here to guide you through all aspects of child support proceedings in Delaware. To arrange a legal consultation with an experienced child support lawyer, contact our law office online or by telephone at (302) 321-6489.