Child Support Laws in Montana

Child Support Montana

Child Support Laws in Montana

A parent’s world revolves around their child (or children). This doesn’t change if the parents or guardians decide to split up, nor does it change the child’s need for care. Child support laws seek to ensure that children get the support they need, but they can be a contentious and overwhelming aspect of family law.

How Much to Pay?

Setting up financial support amounts considers several factors, but two of the most important are:

  • Income
  • The number of children living with each parent

Monthly amounts can also be calculated and paid through the Montana Child Support Enforcement Division, subject to the Montana Child Support Guidelines

Attorneys can also help families set up how they want to negotiate and resolve health insurance, shared costs, medical expenses, daycare, tax benefits, and the cost of transportation.

Modifying Parenting Plans

Agreements can change and be modified for several reasons, including the relocation of a parent, a new job schedule of a parent, or the children’s growth and maturation. 

Moving across state lines can make parenting plans especially complicated, and experienced attorneys can help make sure all parties’ needs are met, especially and most notably those of the children involved. 

Working Together

We know child support and parenting plans are emotional and overwhelming. We understand that your family is the most important part of your life, and we’re here to help you figure out how to best maneuver the legal landscape to get a fair plan that considers everyone’s needs. Call us at 406-541-2550 to set up an appointment.