Child Support

Child support is an amount of money paid from the noncustodial (usually the parent who has less physical custody) to help pay for the living expenses of the children. Child support is important because it ensures that the children have the necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, school supplies, and other things needed in order to live a quality life.

Every child support situation is very unique and we know you have lots of questions regarding how much you will have to pay or how much you will receive for the children. We have found the easiest way for you to get answers is to schedule a free consultation with our Utah family law team, or pick up the phone and give us a call.  We will help answer all of your questions and help you understand the legal process involved.

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Child support

Child support, as explained above, is a payment made from one parent to the other to help cover the living expenses of the children. This is done for the well-being of the children to ensure that they have all of the basic necessities to live a quality life. Child support, contrary to the belief, is not intended as a punishment for the parent.  The amount the parent will be responsible for paying is determined by the court based on multiple factors as described below.


Child support modification

It is important to know that the amount decided on by the court may be modified at any time. If one parent faces an unseen circumstance such as an injury, job loss, income reduction, illness, or any other event that could modify the parent’s income, then the amount of child support paid by the parent may be increased or decreased by the court.


How much child support will you have to pay

It is impossible to give you an exact number of what the amount of child support will be because it varies dramatically depending on the situation. There are many factors involved when a court is determining the amount of child support, including, but not limited to:

  • Number of children
  • Annual salary of each parent
  • Income potential of each parent
  • Monthly expenses of each parent
  • Medical costs of the children
  • Education costs of the children
  • Day care costs of the children


We are ready to help

We have had the opportunity of working with thousands of people in a similar situation as you. We know by experience that there is nothing more important to you than your children. We cannot promise results, however, time and time again we have obtained favorable results for our clients. We know that effort, hard-work, and dedication to your case is the key to getting the outcome you desire.

We would love the opportunity to assist you with your child support and child custody issues. Please give us a call, schedule a free consultation, or ask us a question using the form below.

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Meet Our Family Law Team

Craig P. Helgesen

Family Law Attorney

Kurt M. Helgesen

Family Law Attorney


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Our experienced Utah family law team can help you with your child support.

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