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Understanding the details of child support

| May 20, 2016 | Child Support

If you find yourself faced with divorce, there can be a lot of uncertainty. This is particularly true if you have one or more children with the other party. In this case, you are sure to have questions about child support at some point.

Child support is nothing more than a monthly payment made by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. While this sounds simple enough, it is anything but that. It is not uncommon for both sides to have questions while arguing about how much they should pay or receive.

Conversely, it is not common for parents to agree on what is considered a fair financial settlement. This doesn’t typically matter, as it is the court, not the parents, that make a decision on how much child support should be paid.

Even though there is a formula in place for calculating child support in California, the court has to take many details into consideration. Some of these factors include the percentage of custody, income of both parents, and lifestyle.

Do you feel you are paying too much child support? Do you feel that your former spouse is not paying enough? Are you concerned that you have not received all the money due to you?

Regardless of your situation, if you have questions or concerns regarding child support you should contact us online or via phone without delay. We can review your situation, answer your questions, and ensure that you don’t get off track. You may be faced with challenges, but there is an answer to every one of your questions.