Child Support

The lawyers at Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind will work with you to ensure the needs of your children are properly addressed in both initial child support agreements and the modification of child support orders.  Child support calculations in Montana are subject to the Montana Child Support GuidelinesOur attorneys have substantial experience in advocating for our clients and their children within these guidelines.  This area may include the negotiation and resolution of health insurance, shared costs, medical expenses, daycare, tax benefits and the cost of transportation.

Child support can also be calculated and paid through the Montana Child Support Enforcement Division.  The staff and attorneys at Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. also have significant experience working through the Child Support Enforcement Division proceedings.

The two largest factors in determining an appropriate child support obligation are income and the numbers of days the children reside with each parent. However, the complexities of other factors, such as insurance costs, childcare costs, and other dependent deductions deserve the attention of an experienced attorney and his or her staff.