In Connecticut, child support takes many forms. Parents are legally obligated to provide financial support for their children. While Connecticut has attempted to simplify the process by the creation of child support guidelines, often obtaining the correct amount of child support requires some legal assistance. In some situations, self-employed parents may not accurately report their actual income. The guidelines allow parents to deviate from the presumptive amount under certain circumstances. Connecticut law will enable you to receive compensation for unreimbursed medical expenses, child care expenses, and extracurricular activities.
Parents who are subject to a current support order who suffer a reduction of income or other substantial change in circumstances will continue to accrue a child support arrearage until they file a motion to modify their child support payment.