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Child Support Attorney – Birmingham, AL
Regardless of the conduct of the parents, Alabama law views children as innocent bystanders after a relationship has ended. As a result, the duty to pay child support is seen as a continuous obligation that exists regardless of the marital status of the parents. Located in Birmingham, AL child support attorney Patrick K. Yeatts and The Yeatts Law Firm have extensive experience in court proceedings to determine child support orders at the time of divorce or in paternity / parentage actions. We can also assist our clients in modifying child support payments when a party’s financial circumstances have changed.
Whether you are seeking to collect child support or need legal help to protect yourself against unfair and unmanageable child support payments, we can represent your interests with compassion, competence and commitment. Contact The Yeatts Law Firm to schedule an initial consultation.
Obtaining Child Support Payments in Alabama
Child support determinations are based on Alabama’s Child Support Guidelines, which take into account custody arrangements, the financial circumstances of each parent and the other factors such as healthcare and daycare costs. Under Alabama law, both parents are responsible for providing appropriate support for their children.
Birmingham child support attorney Patrick K. Yeatts will ensure that all the financial information used to calculate a child support payment are accurate and appropriate. This is not always easy, as some parents seek to mislead the other side regarding their finances, will fail to produce an accurate accounting of their financing and attempt to hide income. Birmingham child support attorney Patrick K. Yeatts and The Yeatts Law Firm have the resources, knowledge and experience to investigate and uncover hidden assets so that your child receives the proper amount of support.
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Enforcement of Child Support Orders
Unfortunately for many families, obtaining court-ordered child support is only half the battle. Too often, child support checks are late, too small or never come at all. Too often, the parent required to pay child support never does and children suffer for it. If you have an existing child support order and you are owed back child support, Birmingham child support attorney Patrick K. Yeatts can help take legal action to collect unpaid child support payments. Alabama law provides a number of remedies and penalties for parents who have not paid support or who are behind on their child support payments. We will take full advantage of these remedies and penalties to enforce child support collections and get you the support you need.
Defense against Child Support Contempt Petitions and Child Support Arrears
The State of Alabama will crack down hard on parents who are in child support arrears, often times imposing wage garnishments and even jail time in effort to collect child support payments. If you are likely to owe support payments after a divorce or paternity case, Birmingham child support attorney Patrick K. Yeatts will make sure that your child support order is appropriate and within your means.
If the other parent has lied in their initial support petition or request for modification, Birmingham child support attorney Patrick K. Yeatts will work hard to bring the truth to light. If they have claimed that child support was not paid, but there is evidence that it was, we will bring evidence to court. Attorney Patrick K. Yeatts and The Yeatts Law Firm can help negotiate and deal with Alabama Child Support Services.
If you are having trouble making your child support payments, contact The Yeatts Law Firm before your financial obligation becomes a financial nightmare. Birmingham child support attorney Patrick K. Yeatts will defend non-custodial parents accused of failing to pay child support who are now facing jail time.
Picking the Right Lawyer Is the First Step in Winning Your Case
Contact The Yeatts Law Firm to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced child support lawyer. Birmingham child support attorney Patrick K. Yeatts will work directly with you in your child support case. We accept most credit cards.