Helping You Understand Child Support Or Alimony Orders

Do you understand your child support order or alimony award? At Lokken & Associates, P.C., our attorneys will educate you about your options and to protect your interests in all family law proceedings.

We understand the family law system in Utah. We represent clients in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah in child support and alimony issues. This includes obtaining orders, modifications and enforcement of orders.

Addressing Child Support Issues

Child support covers the cost of taking care of the child. Parents must also pay for half of day care, medical and dental expenses.

The court makes an order of child support when custody is determined. Child support is calculated by both parent's income and the needs of the child. Support orders can be modified by the court if there are circumstances that warrant a change.

Our lawyers will help you understand child support. We can calculate child support and help you understand what you can expect to receive or pay.

Your Alimony Order

Alimony is a divisive issue in many divorce cases. Alimony, also known as spousal support, may be paid after a divorce or during legal separation. What do you need to know about alimony? Alimony is based on several factors determined by a judge:

  • Temporary alimony may be awarded while the divorce action is pending.
  • Long-term alimony may be awarded in the final divorce decree.
  • Alimony may not be ordered for a period longer than the length of the marriage.

Alimony is based on several factors, including the needs of each spouse, ability of the spouse to earn an income, the ability of one spouse to pay, the length of the marriage and the parties' lifestyle before the divorce.

We will answer your questions about alimony and give you a range of what you can expect to receive or pay after your divorce. We will provide advice tailored to your needs and answer your questions about the process so you can make an informed decision.

Contact Us

We are here to answer your questions. Call our law firm at 801-924-9211 or send us an email to schedule a free, confidential consultation.