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Draper Child Support Lawyer

Effective Legal Representation for Parents

Draper courts recognize a parent’s legal obligation to provide for his or her children. To ensure that parents fulfill their obligations to their child(ren), the Utah legislature has enacted a series of statutes designed to clarify parents’ legal duties regarding child support.

Child support orders typically include a base amount as well as provisions that assign responsibility for medical treatment and childcare. Child support obligations usually remain in effect until a child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later.

If you need help with a child support case, you can count on Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC to represent you diligently. From our law office serving Draper, UT our lawyers can fight to protect your rights and pursue your best interests.

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How Child Support Is Determined in Draper UT?

Calculating child support obligations can be one of the simplest parts of a divorce or other family law action. Child support calculations are based on a group of statutes that use factors such as parents’ income, nights the child(ren) spends with each parent, number of children, and other custody factors.

These figures are inputted into a child support calculator to assign a child support obligation to one of the parties.

Future Changes for Child Support

Child support calculation is not always straightforward.

For example, one or both of the parties may be in a temporary period of unemployment or underemployment or have had recent changes to their income. Changes in income are very common for individuals involved in family law disputes.

In these situations, the party requesting child support must work to demonstrate the other parent’s historical earning capacity to maximize the support payment. Because it is determined by looking at specific numbers, a parent’s respective child support obligations can fluctuate as their circumstances change.

Whether a parent can modify a child support award depends heavily on the relevant statute and wording of the court order.

Many parents are in the frustrating situation of not receiving any payments from the other parent.

Our Draper child support attorney routinely assists clients with enforcing court orders by filing motions for an order to show cause. This procedure holds the other party accountable for failing to pay child support or any other court-ordered obligation.

In addition, the Utah Office of Recovery Services (“ORS”) regularly intervenes in ongoing lawsuits or initiates administrative actions to enforce orders containing child support provisions.

Calculating and enforcing child support obligations is a very common issue in family law disputes and usually requires the assistance of a knowledgeable lawyer. Choose our child support lawyers located in Draper, UT to represent you with care.

Call our Draper law firm at (801) 515-4133 for a FREE consultation!


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    Eric M. Swinyard

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    Eric M. Swinyard is a divorce and family law attorney who serves clients throughout the State of Utah. Eric’s practice is primarily focused on providing personalized, high-quality legal services to individuals involved in divorces, paternity actions, adoptions, estate planning, and other family law matters. It’s incredibly easy to be taken advantage of during litigation, especially if you are unrepresented by legal counsel. Protect Your Rights You don’t want to be in a situation where you need ...
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    Ryan Ficklin


    Ryan Ficklin is an associate attorney at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. Prior to practicing law in Utah, Ryan practiced family law in Southern California. In 2017, Ryan relocated back to his home state of Utah to focus on serving the people of Utah who need legal representation, particularly in the family law realm. Ryan graduated with honors from California’s Whittier Law School in May of 2015. While in law school, Ryan was a staff member for The Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Ryan ...
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    Keith L. Johnson


    Keith joined Eric M. Swinyard & Associates in Fall 2020, bringing more than a decade of experience as a trial attorney in various types of legal cases. He has successfully guided hundreds of individuals through Utah’s court system. Keith previously worked at an established civil litigation firm in Salt Lake as well as a mid-sized regional law firm. He has substantive experience in a variety of practice areas and is now primarily devoted to serving individuals involved in family law cases. Keith ...
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    Mark Hales


    Mark Hales has over 17 years of legal experience in the areas of family, criminal, and civil law. He handles all types of domestic matters, including custody, divorce, child support, alimony, annulment, termination of parental rights, paternity, modifications, and adoptions. In addition, he defends clients charged with domestic violence and abuse, stalking, violations of protective orders, and other and criminal charges. Mark is a certified mediator for all legal matters and is also a certified ...
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    Justin Stringfellow


    Justin Stringfellow has practiced family law in Utah for 20 years, bringing a wealth of experience to Eric Swinyard & Associates in areas such as divorce, custody, paternity, modifications, child support, and adoption proceedings. In the early years of his career, Justin appeared on an estimated 1,500 Protective Order matters. He is an expert in dealing with abuse and domestic violence components in family law matters. As such, he was distinguished by Utah's Domestic Violence Coalition. Justin ...
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    Eliza Crespo


    Eliza Crespo is an associate attorney at Eric Swinyard & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, Eliza practiced estate planning in Utah. Eliza offers a fresh set of eyes to difficult situations and is passionate about providing excellent and compassionate legal services to her clients. Through personal experience, she appreciates the impact of a listening ear and an effective advocate, especially during times of challenge or transition. Eliza obtained her bachelor’s degree and law degree from ...

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