Effective Counsel For Child Support And Spousal Support

Navigating the processes of child support and spousal support in Georgetown, Delaware, can be an emotional and complicated ordeal, even when a divorce is mutually agreeable. At Tunnell & Raysor, P.A., our attorneys are there to give you the peace of mind you need to reach fair resolutions regarding financial obligations after the termination of your marriage. Whenever possible, we attempt to handle cases in negotiation and mediation. If necessary, however, we are fully prepared to leverage 130 years of experience to advocate for your interests in litigation.

Determining Child Support

Child support in Delaware is determined primarily based on a parent's net income. Factors include:

  • Monthly gross income and wages
  • State and federal taxes
  • Allowable deductions such as medical insurance, pensions and disability insurance
  • Self-support allowance

If a parent is underemployed or unemployed, the court may attribute income to him or her. This is calculated based on earnings history, current economic forecast and employment qualifications. Our family law attorneys are there to negotiate and enforce the amount of child support appropriate for your case.

Calculating Spousal Support

Spousal support, or alimony, is determined differently and more broadly than child support. If the court finds that a spouse needs support, it is able to order alimony in most any amount for any length of time based on many factors. These include:

  • Ages and physical, emotional and financial conditions of spouses
  • Standard of living during a marriage
  • Length of marriage
  • Length of time necessary for recipient to become self-sufficient

The court will also consider the ability of the payer to make alimony payments and still be able to support him or herself. Our firm can evaluate your unique circumstances to find the fairest possible solution.

Representation For A Broad Array Of Legal Needs

No matter what brings you into our offices, our law firm is ready to help. Reach us online or by phone at 302-396-9645 or 800-541-5443. Our lawyers represent individuals in Georgetown and Lewes and throughout Delaware.