How a Madison Child Support Attorney Can Advocate for You
Notice: The names and scenarios in this article have been altered to maintain attorney-client privilege. This story illustrates the types of matters Attorney Andria M. Adams handles, and for privacy reasons, we never discuss the outcomes of cases.
Daniel is a 38-year-old accountant living in Stoughton, a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. He and his wife have decided to pursue a collaborative divorce and are trying to work out custody arrangements and divide assets fairly. However, tensions are rising as they negotiate child support. Daniel has turned to Attorney Andria Adams of Sterling Lawyers to guide him through this process and advocate for a reasonable outcome.
Attorney Adams, a Madison support lawyer, understands the intricacies involved. Child support calculations under Wisconsin law consider factors like the parents’ incomes and percentages of placement time with the children. The goal is to ensure adequate support for the children’s needs while being fair to both parents.
In Daniel’s case, his wife is seeking sole legal custody and placement of their two children, ages 5 and 7. She wants Daniel to pay substantial monthly child support on top of covering half of expenses like child care and uninsured medical costs. Daniel had hoped to share equal custody, so feels this would be an inequitable burden.
As a father who has been highly involved in raising his kids, Daniel is distraught at the thought of losing so much time with them. He helps get the kids ready for school, never missing their games or activities, and assists with homework every night. Daniel worries his relationship with his children will suffer if he can’t be present in their daily lives.
Daniel approached Attorney Adams feeling overwhelmed navigating the child support guidelines and case law precedents alone. She provided guidance at every phase of the process. Attorney Adams outlined potential scenarios under Wisconsin law based on different custody and placement arrangements. She helped Daniel understand the court’s basis for calculating support obligations.
Attorney Adams assisted at collaborative negotiations, analyzing financial documents and advocating for a fair outcome. When talks reached an impasse over custody, she used her deep knowledge of Dane County family court to redirect the conversation. Attorney Adams presented reasonable alternatives that Daniel could accept, backed by local legal precedent.
After months of discussions, a settlement was reached allowing Daniel shared placement of the children. The child support calculation, while still substantial, reflected the equal custody arrangement. Attorney Adams achieved an outcome protecting Daniel’s relationship with his kids and his financial stability. Without proper legal counsel, Daniel would have struggled to secure such a favorable resolution.
Child support determinations have long-term consequences for both parents and children. The tables, formulas and documentation required are confusing for non-lawyers. Emotions run high, impacting your ability to effectively negotiate. Without an attorney, you may end up committing to an unfavorable support order that sticks for years to come.
Don’t assume you can simply look up how Wisconsin calculates support and represent yourself. The reality is far more complex, subject to court discretion and procedural rules. The local family court magistrates know the nuances and use them to make determinations.
Attorney Andria Adams draws on her deep knowledge in family law to anticipate issues and guide clients through the child support process. She takes time to explain considerations at play and provides compassionate counsel during stressful times. Attorney Adams strives to secure support orders that will be manageable and equitable over the long-term.
If you are seeking legal assistance with child support in Dane County, rely on the knowledge and experience of Attorney Adams. She will stand by your side, clarifying each step, explaining your options, and pushing for the best possible outcome for you and your children. Contact Sterling Lawyers today to schedule a consultation.
Notice: The names and scenarios in this article have been altered to maintain attorney-client privilege. This story illustrates the types of matters Attorney Adams handles, and for privacy reasons, we never discuss the outcomes of cases.