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How should you approach a child support dispute?

A divorce can be full of issues for North Dakota residents. From property division to child custody, many divorces can involve complex and contentious disputes. Child support can be a tricky issue because this involves a financial commitment that could potentially last for years after the divorce is finalized.

How should you approach a child support dispute? Well, for starters, the nature of the dispute should be analyzed thoroughly. Is the dispute occurring during a divorce in terms of the amount that the court will order? Is it occurring during mediation, as the parties attempt to reach an agreement on what amount of child support is fair and adequate? Or, is the dispute occurring after the divorce has been finalized, due to a change in financial circumstances?

The right approach will depend on the specific facts of any given case. In some cases, the parties will be able to successfully agree to a resolution, even when things have gotten quite heated in the case. But, in other cases, the parties will need to make their pleas to the court and do their best to persuade a judge to make a ruling in their favor.

At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients understand their options when it comes to child support disputes. What works for one individual might not work for another, and the rulings in these types of disputes can have repercussions that last for years. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help North Dakota residents who are facing these issues, please visit our website.

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Commandments of Family Law

  1. The only truth your children need to know is that you both love them unconditionally, and that this isn't their fault.
  2. Take the high road — everyone wins when you do what's best for your kids.
  3. Negotiate but don't capitulate — if you are being pushed toward something detrimental for your children, stand your ground.
  4. You can only control yourself and how you respond. Don't engage.
  5. Do set up rules and responsibilities. Kids feel better when routine is continued.
  6. You are still their parent — don't be afraid to be one.
  7. Disneyland is in California, not in your home. Don't set up unreasonable expectations.
  8. It is not their job to take care of you. Repeat that to them. Often.
  9. Yelling is for sports — not court. Good lawyers strongly advocate without being disrespectful to opposing parties.
  10. Fair is a place you go to get cheese curds. Aside from that, nothing in life is fair.

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