Louisiana has established presumptive Guidelines to be used in any child support proceeding. The Guidelines were enacted to address two problems: inconsistency in support awards and inadequate awards. These guidelines have been in place since 1989 and are well recognized by the Louisiana courts. The Guidelines are essentially a mathematical formula that calculates the amount of child support. The amount of support determined by the Guidelines is presumed to be in the best interest of the child. Although the formula is not difficult to calculate, there are complex rules on what constitutes income for purposes of child support calculation. Our firm knows the child support rules in and out. We make sure our clients receive that proper amount of child support or ensure they pay only their appropriate amount.
We also help clients to bring enforcement and/or modification actions when support payments either are not being made or the amount is inappropriate. Contact a child support attorney at our office today. Our staff at Brown Weimer LLC offers initial consultations. During this time, you can meet personally with an attorney to discuss your case. Call us toll free today at (504) 561-8700 to have a free child support calculation made.