Financial support payments aren't usually one of the preferred topics for people who are going through a divorce. The fact is that these payments can have a big impact on what you have to deal with after the legal end of the marriage. We understand that most people don't want to have to continue to shell out money to an ex, but it is sometimes necessary.
When it comes to child support, the court will decide what is appropriate. You can't include terms for child support in a prenuptial agreement since the decision has to be based on what is best for the kids at the time of the court hearing. There are some external factors that will come into play and some other orders that need to be taken care of.
On top of the basic child support payments, the court will make decisions about who needs to have the child covered under their health insurance. Other uninsured medical expenses will also be covered. Sometimes, factors like paying for daycare, school expenses and other costs will also be considered.
Spousal support is a lot different. If you have a prenuptial agreement that covers this, the terms will be spelled out in that document. If there isn't a prenup, things like the length of the marriage and each person's contribution to the marriage will be considered.
We realize that financial support payments are a big consideration in your divorce. We are here to help you learn about what is likely going to happen and discuss your options with you. This can help you to make decisions about the direction of your case.