All parents are responsible for financially supporting their children. When it comes to child support in a divorce or in a parentage case, there are many different complexities that can arise, which is why it is important to have a knowledgeable child support lawyer on your side. In California, there are specific guidelines that the court uses to determine how much each parent is required to pay based on a number of factors, including the number of children, each party’s income, how much time the children spend with each parent, the children’s special needs, and much more.
Reaching an accurate child support agreement, or obtaining an appropriate child support court order, can be quite difficult. As previously mentioned, there are a great number of factors to consider in order to ensure that your child’s reasonable needs are met, and that your child’s well-being is secured.
At LLM Family Law, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation and guidance when it comes to complex child support matters, as well as other family law matters. With over 70 years of combined experience, we understand the attention to detail and knowledge required to ensure the best results possible for you and your child’s future.
If you are in need of a knowledgeable child support lawyer, our team is here to help every step of the way. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
Our team is here to provide an accurate assessment of your child’s needs and rights prior to establishing child support. We will always go above and beyond for each and every one of our clients to ensure that their needs and righs are accurately represented and communicated to the court whenever a negotiated agreement cannot be reached.
Even when a child support order has been established, there are circumstances in which future complications can arise. Therefore, it is important to have a skillful legal team that understands the complexities that will need to be addressed. Perhaps a parent’s income has changed, or the amount of time a child spends with a parent has changed (either of which may warrant a child support modification), or a payment is missing--whatever the case may be, we are prepared to help you every step of the way to ensure your needs are met.
As a highly reputable and experienced team of child support lawyers, our team is prepared to help you with your family law matters.
Child support in California is based on mandatory statewide guidelines that involve a complex calculation that takes into account the number of children, how much time each parent spends with the children, each parent’s income, and other factors. Therefore, there is no concrete answer in determining child support until these factors are accurately determined and have been presented to the court.
While many states have a cap on child support amounts, California is not one of those states. This means that in California, there is no prescribed limit to the guideline child support amount. However, if the paying parent has an extraordinarily high income, and the resulting guideline child support amount exceeds the children’s needs, the court is authorized to reduce the child support obligation below the guideline amount. In such cases, each parent’s attorneys should be prepared to prove their client’s contentions regarding the children’s needs and whether they are exceeded by the guideline support amount.
If you are in need of an experienced child support attorney who will help you with your case every step of the way, our team at LLM Family Law is here to provide you with exceptional legal representation and guidance. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
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