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Child support differs from one state to another

On Behalf of | Jul 19, 2018 | Child Support |

For Connecticut spouses considering divorce, understanding how the process will affect their financial standing is a significant concern. Aside from property division and the expense of setting up a new household, child support is also an important topic for parents. That’s true regardless of whether they will be tasked with making those payments or will be on the receiving end.

Child support, like property division, will be determined by the laws of the couple’s state of residence. In some cases a couple has a choice of jurisdiction. This is a possibility when a family divides time between two homes or runs a business in one state. In some cases one spouse works elsewhere and the family travels back and forth for visits. There are even cases where an extended visit with friends or family can be used to make a claim about jurisdiction.

Another issue involves couples who are considering relocating to a different state. If the child support rules of their current state are more favorable, it might be a good approach to postpone the move until divorce paperwork can be filed. If the rules in the new state would be more beneficial, then it might make sense to hold off on filing until residency is established.

When considering issues of jurisdiction and divorce, many Connecticut spouses can benefit from the advice of a divorce attorney. Calculating the difference in child support and other financial matters is easier when guided by a professional. This is just one of many matters that depends heavily on the laws in the state where the divorce is ultimately filed.