Child Support Appellate Attorney
The Child Support Guidelines provides a formula for calculating the presumptive obligations due. But there is a lot of room for deviating from the presumptive weekly amount because child support includes many other aspects. For example, insured and uninsured health insurance coverage, tuition, travel and activity expenses.
Errors increase as the financial picture becomes more complicated. Judges make mistakes. If you do not challenge your child support judgment by appeal then the judgment will become the starting point for future child support disputes.
There are many conditions which render the "Guidelines" uncertain. Example are: reimbursed employee benefits, stock options, bonuses, seasonal income, non-W2 income (e.g., business ownership or self-employment income), non-employment income (e.g., investments or rental property), or where there is a special tax impact involved (e.g., S-Corporation or capital gains taxation).
Child support appeals are typically very fact intensive, can include a battle of expert opinion, and require a keen attention to detail. The ramifications of each case is typically far reaching.