Child support Los Angeles & Orange County
Child support in California may vary from the laws of other states. It is important to be aware of the laws regarding child support in the state you reside in. It is important that if there are children involved you speak to a legal professional regarding the rights you and your child have. Both parents are responsible for providing for and caring for their children, regardless of the pending divorce.
The amount of child support will depend on all the factors that the judge considers before rendering a final decision. The parties have the opportunity of working out a fair and reasonable child support payment plan as long as it is within the guideline. If the parties are unable to reach a fair and reasonable agreement, then they will be required to appear in court before a California family law judge.
If you need further clarification on the child support process, or simply need further guidance, it is often helpful to seek out the assistance of a qualified family law attorney in your area. The attorney can help you decide what course of action to take. In addition, the attorney can provide alternatives for you and your family. Moreover, the attorney will be able to walk you through the entire process, and reduce stress, anxiety, or uncertainty throughout this process.
The amount of child support ordered will be based upon the income of both parents, the number of children, the percentage of time that the Non Custodial Parent spends with the children, the number of exemptions claimed on the parties tax returns, any health insurance premiums paid, mandatory retirement, any hardships and any child care costs.
When trying to get an estimate of the amount of child support that will be required it is possible to run some numbers online, for free. There are various programs online that can help you calculate a rough estimate of the potential child support payment.
Some courts in California use the guideline calculator. Moreover, some family law judges in the state of California will evaluate the parties’ current professions, and also look at the potential earning capacity of the parties.
Simply, because a party chooses not to work at a certain job, or make more money does not mean this will be a direct reflection of the child support ordered. The judge will look at the parties earning capacity and order child support accordingly. It is important to keep in mind that most child support orders are valid until the children reach the age of 18, or 19 if still a fulltime high school student. Child support can be ordered for an Adult child with a disability if they are unable to support themselves as a result of their disability.
Once an order is made if at any time you have an extreme change in circumstances you will want to go back into court and request a modification. Modifications must show a significant change in circumstance to merit the reduction of a court ordered child support payment.
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To schedule you free initial consultation with an experienced and qualified family law attorney in Orange County, please call Yanez and Associates at 714-971-8000. We look forward to assisting you with all of your child support, or family law needs.
The Law offices of Yanez & Associates handle cases in Orange County and Los Angeles County. The child support Los Angeles attorneys also help clients in the following communities our clients reside in: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana, Stanton, Tustin, Westminster; Yorba Linda.