Child support in the state of Louisiana is based on income, and a child’s parents may be responsible for more than one child, as each child’s legal guardian can be responsible with one or more children.
The child support system can also be complex.
You may be eligible for one of three levels of support: the child support amount, which is calculated based on a child support order, the amount of child support ordered for each of the three children, or the amount required to pay for the children.
When filing a child maintenance case, your legal representative will be able to give you an estimate of how much child support you may be entitled to based on your income, your income-based child support schedule, your monthly payments, and the amount owed to your other dependents.
The Louisiana child support laws can be complex, and you may want to consult an attorney for more information.
You can learn more about child support orders by visiting the Louisiana Child Support Division.
Read more about Child Support in Louisiana.
What happens if I get divorced or my child is removed from my care?
If your child is in the custody of a noncustodial parent, or if your child was removed from your care after being convicted of a crime, you may file for child support with the court.
The court may decide on a schedule for child maintenance and you should seek the advice of an experienced child support attorney.
If your legal support needs are severe, you can file for a temporary order to pay, or you can hire an attorney to help you with the case.
When you file a child supports case, the court will send a letter to you explaining the child maintenance order.
The order will provide for: Your right to have your child back with you at your convenience.