Diamond Bar Child Support Attorneys
Experienced Orange County Child Support Lawyers
Child support is a court-ordered payment made by one parent to the other to help cover the costs of raising a child. The amount of child support is determined by a formula that takes into account the income of both parents, the amount of time the child spends with each parent, and other factors.
At Apex Lawyers, we understand that child support is a sensitive issue that can be difficult to resolve. Our child support lawyers in Diamond Bar are here to help you understand your rights and obligations and work toward a fair and favorable resolution.
How Is Child Support Calculated in California?
California uses a formula to calculate child support. This formula is based on a number of factors, including:
- The income of both parents
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent
- The number of children the parents have together
- Whether either parent has children from a previous relationship
- Whether either parent is supporting children from a previous relationship
- Whether either parent is paying or receiving spousal support
- Whether either parent has tax deductions
- Whether either parent has mandatory union dues
- Whether either parent has the cost of traveling for visitation
- Whether either parent has the cost of a mortgage or property tax
- Whether either parent has the cost of a second job
It is important to note that the court has the discretion to deviate from the formula if it is in the best interests of the child to do so. For example, if the child has special needs, the court may order a higher amount of child support.
How Long Does Child Support Last in California?
In California, child support generally lasts until the child turns 18. However, if the child is still in high school at 18, child support will continue until the child turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs first. Child support may also continue indefinitely if the child is unable to support themselves due to a disability.
What Happens If I Can’t Afford to Pay Child Support?
If you are unable to afford your child support payments, you should not simply stop paying. Instead, you should take legal action to modify your child support order. If you have experienced a significant change in circumstances, such as a job loss or a reduction in income, you may be able to have your child support order modified. However, you will need to take legal action to do so.
What Happens If My Ex-Spouse Stops Paying Child Support?
If your ex-spouse stops paying child support, you have a few options. First, you can try to work out a payment plan with your ex-spouse. If this is not possible, you can take legal action to enforce the child support order. There are a number of ways to enforce a child support order, including:
- Wage garnishment
- Seizure of bank accounts
- Liens on property
- Suspension of a driver’s license
- Suspension of a professional license
- Contempt of court
If your ex-spouse is not paying child support, you should consult with an experienced child support attorney in California to discuss your options.
How Can a Diamond Bar Child Support Lawyer Help?
Child support is a complex issue that can be difficult to resolve. An experienced child support lawyer in California can help you understand your rights and obligations and work toward a fair and favorable resolution. At Apex Lawyers, we have extensive experience handling child support cases and can provide you with the strong legal representation you need and deserve.
Consult with a Child Support Attorney in California
Child support is a sensitive issue that can be difficult to resolve. At Apex Lawyers, we are here to help. Our child support lawyers in California can help you understand your rights and obligations and work toward a fair and favorable resolution. We have extensive experience handling child support cases and can provide you with the strong legal representation you need and deserve.
For a consultation with one of our child support attorneys in Diamond Bar, California, call (909) 306-5985 or contact us online.
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