St. Charles County Child Support Lawyer

One of the biggest considerations in divorce is whether child support will be paid to either party, and if so, how much. Divorcing parents want to know they can provide adequately for their children. Bridges Law Firm has more than 30 years of legal experience and can help you address these concerns.

Support And Modification Lawyer Serving St. Peters

A majority of states have now developed child support calculators to determine child support orders. Factors such as both spouse's income, the amount of time each child spends with each parent, day care, health care costs and extra-curricular activities of the children all affect the determination of a child support award.

While it may be tempting simply to complete the calculator without the counsel of a lawyer, this move is unwise. The Bridges Law Firm has many years of experience in this area, and the requisite knowledge to fully utilize the tool to it's clients' best advantage.

In general, these calculators were developed to equalize the income of both parties for the benefit of the children: i.e. combine both incomes and determine an amount that allows both parties to enjoy a comparable standard of living and to accommodate the ever increasing trend of 50/50 custody.

This does not mean adjustments cannot be made either by agreement or by the court. Factors such as one parent returning to school for a period of time, unemployment, the children living with primarily one parent and even travel expenses for visitation can affect child support awards.

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A native Missourian, proud to represent the people of St. Charles County, attorney Charles E. Bridges provides comprehensive, qualified legal guidance and representation in the area of family law.

Having successfully prosecuted, defended and represented hundreds of clients/cases in both court and jury trials, attorney Charles E. Bridges has the skills and experience to aggressively represent your best interests. Please contact us for an initial consultation.

For the last consecutive 17 years, Charles E. Bridges has received the Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rating* — the highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethics.

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