Cedar Rapids Child Support Lawyer

Although the Iowa child support guidelines are relatively clear, that does not always translate to a fair determination of child support. Many factors can skew the results and you need an attorney who is well-versed in the law to protect your financial interests and the welfare of your children.

You can depend on the M. Victoria Cole Law Firm P.C. to look out for you in determination, modification or enforcement of child support orders. We carefully review projected child support, and we advocate for clients to make sure they are not shortchanged in contested proceedings.

Our experienced family law attorney represents mothers and fathers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo and throughout the Eastern Iowa region.

Fairness In Initial Determination Or Modification Of Child Support

In a divorce or custody case, child support is chiefly based on the incomes of the parents. Our lawyer is knowledgeable about deductions and deviations in the statute and considerations in reporting of income that can affect the amount of support:

  • Self-reported income or hidden income
  • Seasonal or fluctuating income
  • Intentional unemployment or underemployment
  • Support obligations to other children
  • Income above the child support guidelines
  • Extraordinary expenses (private tuition, special services)
  • Adjustment for parenting time (amount of visitation)
  • Adjusted support after parent relocation

In certain circumstances, we may consult forensic experts to trace hidden accounts or unreported revenue to ensure that child support is correctly calculated.

Iowa City Support Enforcement Attorney

If the other parent is not paying court-ordered support, we can help you hold that parent accountable. This may involve contempt of court proceedings or garnishment of wages, or negotiations to settle child support arrears. We can also represent the paying parent in seeking downward modification or temporary suspension of child support in cases of job loss, medical problems or other financial hardship.

Errors in child support calculation or unpaid support can easily add up to thousands of dollars over time. Call our office at 319-313-2034 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation with Cedar Rapids child support attorney Victoria Cole, including evenings and weekends by appointment.