ATTENTION DELAWARE WORKERS DISPLACED BY COVID-19. If you are paying or receiving child support or alimony and your income has been affected by the loss of employment and/or hours due to the fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be entitled to a modification of your alimony or support obligation. Modifications are not retroactive and the Family Court will not adjust your Order automatically; you must file a petition with the Family Court seeking a modification. Our family law attorneys are ready to assist you in filing a petition to modify your support and/or alimony order. Please call 302-358-2679 and ask to speak with our family law staff to set up a consultation.

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Discovering Your Rights Concerning Child Support Matters

Child support in Delaware is mainly determined by the state’s Child Support Formula and Guidelines. This formula takes into account:

  • Both parents’ income
  • Child-related expenses
  • The percentage of custody each parent has
  • The number of children being supported

What Courts Look For When It Comes To Child Support

The formula is a fair one, but the calculation requires that the right information be entered, and that no relevant income is excluded. There is also the possibility, in certain situations, of deviating from court guidelines, when the special needs of individual children are taken into consideration.

The Right Child Support Calculation

Poole, Mensinger, Cutrona & Ellsworth-Aults, has extensive experience in income tracing, and has enjoyed good success in getting the right numbers on the table in this important calculation. When appropriate, we work with professional and vocational experts to establish the other party’s actual earning potential.

At Poole, Mensinger, Cutrona & Ellsworth-Aults, we apply our knowledge and experience in child support deliberations to ensure that decisions are just and correct.

Successfully Seeking Support Modifications And Enforcement

The services our child support lawyers provide encompass every financial element that bears on the best interests of the child. We help divorcing parties in all these areas:

  • Understanding state support guidelines
  • Negotiating child support through the process of mediation
  • Litigating, when necessary, issues relating to child support
  • Modifying child support orders when conditions change
  • Enforcing child support orders that are being ignored

Family law problems require skilled representation. Contact our Wilmington child support attorneys at Poole, Mensinger, Cutrona & Ellsworth-Aults, by calling 302-358-2679.