Child Support: Temp vs Voluntary vs Permanent?


#1

In a separation and custody for my kids has not been decided.

a friend told me without custody decided then signing a voluntary child support agreement
is only for Temp child support, and that Permanent child support can not be decided until custody is.

I am asked Child Support office, about this, and was told the agreement only states it is a voluntary agreement and mentions nothing about
Temp vs Perm.

Does this sound correct ?


#2

I can’t say for sure, as I do not handle cases through the child support office and therefore do not use their forms. I would advise against signing anything without have a lawyer review it first.


#3

Having a Lawyer review anything I sign, is what I’ve heard from many others.

Since the Child Support amount is based on State Guidelines, I do not see why I need a lawyer to review.
If All I am signing is a child support agreement, would you still recommend a lawyer reviewing it first ?

All the lawyers I have contacted want an hour fee to do ‘anything’.
Does your firm offer a reduced rate or a complimentary review for ‘just a child support agreement’ ?


#4

Yes I do. A lawyer can make sure the calculations are correct and there are no hidden extra obligations. We do not offer complimentary review of child support agreements.


#5

Even if it is the Child Support Office doing it vs my STBX’s lawyer drawing up the child support agreement ?


#6

Yes, my advise is that you still have it reviewed.