The Tyson Law Firm’s expertise in family law issues achieves results in and out of the courtroom.

Our goal is to resolve family law cases quickly and on fair terms. Our goal is not to destroy families but to help you to get through this most difficult time quickly. We are here to ensure that you receive the proper advice so that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Some of the decisions that you will make during the course of your family law case will be among the biggest you make in your life, so you need someone that you can trust guiding you. We encourage out of court settlement and mediation as the primary means to resolve your case.

With that being said, we are the “fighting attorneys” for a reason. Sometimes cases cannot be settled through mediation or through an out of court settlement and must be decided by the Court. In those cases, we have the experience and aggressiveness necessary to fight for you so that you can receive the best result possible. We have handled family law trials, both big and small, involving all different types of family law issues. During your consultation, we will be happy to discuss with you some of our courtroom and trial experience.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Child Support

  • My spouse works overtime frequently, does the Court consider this overtime in determining child support?

    If the overtime is regular, continuous and likely to occur in the future, then yes, it is included in determining the amount of child support.

  • I don’t trust that my spouse is going to pay the child support , can it be taken from his paycheck?

    Yes, if you request it, the Judge will sign an Income Withholding Order which will be sent to the employer who then will garnish the wages for the child support.

  • My parents and friends often give me money, does the money that I receive count when determining child support?

    Generally no, the money you receive from third persons is not included in the child support calculation. However, there are cases that provide that regularly occurring gifts which are likely to continue in the future are counted as income for purpose of child support.

  • My employer provides me with a free company car that I used all the time. How does this impact the child support?

    The value of the personal use of the company car is included as income for purposes of child support.

  • I pay child support for children of a prior relationship, how does this affect the child support I will pay in my current divorce?

    If the child support you pay for the children of a prior relationship is actually paid, then this amount will be deducted from your income in determining your child support in your current divorce.

  • I pay for my children’s health insurance, does this factor into the child support calculation?

    Yes, the amount one parent pays for the children’s health insurance is factored into the child support calculation.

  • My children attend day care, which I pay for, how does this affect the child support?

    If the children are attending day care because you are working, looking for work or going to school, then the amount that you pay for day care is factored into the child support calculation.

  • My children are involved in extracurricular activities such as dance and football. How does this impact the child support that my spouse pays?

    Generally, the cost of extracurricular activities is not included in the child support calculation. However, often times the parties will agree or the Court will order that the parties split the costs of extracurricular activities in addition to the child support that is paid.

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