Parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children until the age of majority, 18 or 21, or they could face significant penalties. While child support in Missouri is determined under a "Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations", every case is unique and will be settled based on a judge's order.
In St. Charles County, child support orders are determined by:
Once divorce or legal separation paperwork has been filed, a parent may ask the court to order child support as well. If the parents are unmarried, paternity must be established first in order to protect each party's rights. Amidst an emotional and even stressful situation, it is imperative for parents to consult a family law attorney at our firm in Saint Louis County in order to work through child support issues.
Our St. Charles County family law attorneys help our clients obtain a child support order from the court or the Department of Social Service and handle each case with the utmost discretion and compassion.
Call us at 636.561.5599 for answers to any questions about the child support process.