Whether they are married or not, parents have a legal and moral responsibility to meet the financial needs of their minor children. When parents no longer live together, the noncustodial parent must pay child support at a rate set by Arkansas law. The Sanford Law Firm in Russellville works with divorcing spouses and other parents to explain how the relevant child support provisions apply to them. Our attorneys have six decades of combined experience protecting the rights of children and parents in the establishment of child support terms, and we also advocate strongly for the enforcement and modification of support orders when appropriate.
Any delay can hurt your ability to care properly for your child, so don’t hesitate to get the help you need from a qualified attorney.
Changes in income or family status can make an existing child support order unfair, but you are not allowed to address that inequity by simply refusing to pay what you owe. If a noncustodial parent is affected by an income shift or has another child, we can seek an appropriate adjustment through the court. Our firm also takes assertive action to enforce obligations that haven’t been met: the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in our favor by deciding that interest must be paid on back payments for child support — resulting in a final judgment three times that of the original support amount due.
The Sanford Law Firm advises Arkansas parents on child support matters and other family law issues. Please call 479-880-0088 or contact us online to make an appointment at our Russellville office or our Little Rock location.