Child support laws are designed to provide monetary support for a child’s living and medical expenses.
When dealing with California child support laws it is best if you have an experienced child support attorney to assist you.
A parent who ignores a court judgment for child support does so at extreme risk. Some of the consequences for failure to pay child support include: suspension of driver’s license; garnishment of paycheck or bank account; interception of tax refund and even imposition of a jail sentence.
Both parents are obligated to support their child. Normally the parent who is not taking care of a child on a day to day basis pays the custodial parent a set amount per month.
Child support is determined by a mandatory guideline in California. This guideline uses the parents’ income, visitation timeshare and other financial factors to set child support. These figures are input into a computer program that calculates child support.
Determination of child support can be complex. Fighting over money for child support in court can be extremely damaging to the children as well as expensive. Therefore, it is very important to have a family law attorney mediate and negotiate your child support obligations than resort to litigation if absolutely necessary. As part of our representation, our professionals will help you gather all the necessary information to help determine child support.
Practice Area: Family Law
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are Frequently Asked Questions we receive from families in need of legal help. Please contact us at our Los Angeles Law Offices to speak with an experienced CA family law attorney. We offer a free initial consultation.