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Salt Lake County Child Support Attorneys

Effective Legal Representation for Parents

Utah courts recognize a parent’s legal obligation to provide for his or her child. To ensure that parents fulfill their obligations to their children, 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 child support 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 office in Draper, our Salt Lake County child support lawyers can fight to protect your rights and pursue your best interests.

Call (801) 515-4133 now to schedule a free consultation. We serve Salt Lake County and Utah County.

Child Support Calculation

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 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 child support payment. Because child support 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 child support payments from the other parent. Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC 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 attorney. Choose our child support attorneys in Salt Lake County to represent you with care.

Call us at (801) 515-4133 for a free consultation.

Testimonials

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  • Amy Lee

    He is very prompt with his responses to emails and phone calls which makes the process less stressful.

  • Dalisa

    This was all so stress free. I’m extremely great full for Preston and his staff for putting forth all the time to help me out!

  • Bart

    Highly recommend Eric and Preston without reservation. Their fees are more than reasonable and their service more than expected.

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  • Thomas M.

    He handled all matters promptly and thoroughly. He cares deeply about his clients and makes sure their needs are fully understood.

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  • Logan

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  • Jared H.

    All issues were handled in a very timely and transparent manner.

  • Sean K.

    Working with Eric was a breeze. He addressed my concerns and laid out several options that were unique to my situation.

  • Robin S.

    If it wasn't for Eric and Preston, I wouldn't have gotten custody of my 2 children.

Meet Our Team

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    Eric M. Swinyard

    Founding Attorney

    Eric M. Swinyard is a litigation and small business attorney who serves clients throughout Utah and across the country. He has offices in both Salt Lake County and Utah County. Eric’s practice is focused on providing personalized, high-quality legal services to both individuals and businesses. He regularly assists clients in various practice areas , including divorce , parentage ( paternity ), adoption , debt collection, estate planning , business advice, asset protection, litigation (civil, ...
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    Ryan Ficklin

    Attorney

    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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    Preston Day

    Attorney

    Preston Day is an associate attorney at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. Before assuming his position as an associate attorney, Preston spent over two years working as a prosecuting attorney for Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County. During his time as a prosecutor, he managed several hundred cases and took over 100 cases to trial. In his current role, Preston manages primarily divorce , family , and criminal cases . Preston began his legal career working as a law clerk for Judge Richard ...
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