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Child support and hiding income

In the large majority of family law situations involving children, whether it be a divorce or a custody issue, child support is a sticking point. No matter what the courts decide in the end, it is very likely that one of the two parties will not be happy with the result.

One of the main factors in how the courts determine child support is the income and assets of each party. This means that giving a full and accurate financial disclosure to the courts is essential to ensuring that the child support is fair to all parties involved. However, there are some unfortunate cases when one of the parties is not truthful about his or her assets and attempts to hide income as a way to avoid paying a higher child support amount or as an attempt to be awarded more child support.

One of the duties of your legal representation is to help uncover any hidden assets the other party might have. You can be an invaluable part of this process because, as the other person's spouse, it's highly likely that you are aware of the bulk of your soon-to-be ex's assets.

At Hale Ball, we understand that this can be a very stressful part of the divorce process, and we know how to work to uncover any hidden assets that may impact any divorce settlement or child support proceedings. Your legal team will use every strategy and resource at their disposal to work to help ensure that all financial aspects of the divorce -- including child support -- are handled correctly.

Since 1980 the AV-rated law firm of Hale Ball has served the legal needs of individuals and businesses. Our team of attorneys include lawyers named to Super Lawyer and Rising Star lists, as well as attorneys with advanced legal degrees, specialty certifications and lawyers who teach their areas of practice to other lawyers.

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