Child Support
Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden

Over 50 Years of Dedicated Family Law Experience

Dedicated Advocates For Child Support Issues

When parents get divorced, children are often in the middle of the various decisions that must be made. While custody and visitation agreements immediately spring to mind for parents, there is also the question of ensuring that enough financial support is provided to help cover the costs of raising a child.

At Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, in Lake Charles, our attorneys help resolve complicated support disputes. Whether you are seeking support payments or are being asked to pay, we can represent your interests while keeping the needs of your child at the forefront of any decision. To schedule an initial consultation with our lawyers, call 337-436-3332.

Determining The Amount Of Support Payments

In most cases, calculating the amount of child support you can expect to pay or receive is relatively straightforward. There are guidelines set by the state of Louisiana that you can use to help estimate the amount. The primary factor used to determine support payments is the respective incomes of each parent. However, as in any legal matter complications can arise and there may be other factors that will have to be addressed. We also use experts to locate hidden income when necessary. That is why it is important to have trusted legal counsel on your side.

Is It Possible To Modify Support Payments?

Child support amounts are not necessarily set in stone. If a parent experiences a substantial change in circumstances, such as the loss of a job or a promotion to a significantly higher paying position, it may be possible to seek a modification to support payments. Modification requests must be reviewed and approved by the court. Changing payment amounts without court approval can lead to disaster.

Enforcing Child Support

Unfortunately, many parents fail to comply with the terms of a child support order. In these cases, it may be possible to garnish the other parent’s wages, hold him or her in contempt, or take other legal measures to help enforce the terms of your support agreement.

Contact Us For Help With Family Law Issues In Louisiana

To learn more about how we can help you, call us at 337-436-3332 or contact us online by clicking below.


“Mr. Ogden was so kind and understanding! He spent three hours helping me figure out what to do during our consultation in order to get custody of our niece and nephew, and when our hearing date came and the hearing officer wanted to reschedule us (which would have caused us to pay more), he went in and argued for us, and we were seen that day! I knew exactly what to do and what was going to happen in the hearing too, so there were no surprises. Everything went great and now we have custody of our niece and nephew! We hope to have Mr. Ogden help us with adoption next!!”


“I believe Scott is one of the best lawyers in the country. When you have only one chance to make something right, you better go with a lawyer who is at the top of the field. That lawyer is Mr. Scott Ogden, no question about it.”


I just want to say that Scott Ogden is truly an awesome attorney. He is honest, hardworking, understanding and has a way to make what you feel to be the worse situation in your life not so bad. He assures you of every scenario that can occur so the shock factor will never happen. It was truly my best decision when going to Mr. Ogden to represent me. I am well pleased with my outcome. So I say to anyone looking for an upfront, puts you first and willing to go the extra mile for you type of attorney, Scott Ogden is your guy.”


Our Attorneys

Randy Fuerst

Randy J. Fuerst

Jeffrey Carrier

Jeffrey A. Carrier

Scott Ogden Jr

M. Scott Ogden Jr.

Patricia Beasley

Patricia M. Beasley

Sydney Stuart

Sydney Stuart

Austin Pottorff

Austin Pottorff

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