Helping Little Rock Parents Understand Child Support Calculations

The Guidelines: A Basic Understanding

In the state of Arkansas, there are mandatory child support guidelines used to calculate child support. Courts consider several other factors as well when determining the correct support amount. They can include but are not limited to:

  • Liquid assets and net monthly income of parents, including overtime, commissions and bonus income
  • Custody and parenting time agreements, including associated travel costs
  • Cost of the child's health insurance, clothing, school activities
  • In-kind services or payments to parties, such as free rent

These guidelines, however, are just that. Every family has a unique situation, and your children may have different expenses than what are listed above. The other parent's income from several jobs or businesses may need to be accounted for. Each parent might have to make sacrifices to meet the best interests of his or her children.

Utilizing Over Two Decades Of Experience To Work Out A Fair And Reasonable Child Support Agreement

Family law attorney Vickie Lynn Cochran has over 20 years of experience handling family law matters for Little Rock, including child support agreements.

At the Law Office of Vickie Lynn Cochran, an experienced lawyer can help determine what the opposing party will likely press for and what the court will determine to be in the best interests of your children.

We will help to ensure that whatever the outcome, the child support is reasonable and fair. We will properly assess your particular situation, work for efficient agreements involving any variety of circumstances, and protect your rights in child support modification and enforcement matters.

Contact us by email or call 501-313-1813 to schedule a free initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments available. Credit cards accepted.