Compassionate and Dedicated Claremont Child Support Attorneys
Child support is the tool that California courts use to ensure that a child gets the financial support they need for their most basic expenses. Whether you’re seeking child support as the spouse holding the majority of parenting time, or you’re the parent who will be paying support, it’s important to understand how California family courts calculate child support. Read more about California’s laws on child support, and contact the dedicated and effective San Gabriel Valley child support lawyers at Blasser Law with any additional questions you may have.
How is child support calculated in California?
California has created a formula that parents and attorneys can use to calculate the amount that a parent might owe or be owed in child support. This formula takes the following information into account:
- The amount of parenting, or visitation, time that each parent spends with their child
- Every source of income for the parent, including income that isn’t reported for tax purposes such as alimony or unemployment
- Amounts of allowed deductions from income, such as state and federal income taxes, health insurance premiums, and union dues
- The amount that a parent pays in support for a child from a prior relationship
- Any job-related expenses the parent may have
- Relevant costs such as that of daycare, special education, travel, or health care
Legal help to ensure you receive a fair outcome
One important way to ensure that you receive a fair determination of your child support case is by hiring an attorney to advocate on your behalf before the family court. The Claremont family law attorneys at Blasser Law understand how important it is to you to provide your child with not only their basic needs, but also with a comfortable, happy life.
While the formula to determine child support seems straightforward, it is only as fair and accurate as the information it receives. Not all parents are honest with the court, and some may try to deceive or manipulate the system to pay less in support. For example, some parents may hide assets or sources of income to reduce their monthly support obligation. Others may claim they’re unable to get a job or that their earning capacity is lower than it is to receive more in support. Often, these issues can be resolved with diligent investigation and the use of evidence. An attorney can also help you reach a revised amount of monthly child support, should your or your child’s circumstances change. If you’re embarking on a child custody dispute before a California family judge, contact Blasser Law today to learn how we can help you get the result you need.
Skilled, Knowledgeable California Divorce Lawyers for Claremont Child Support Matters
For knowledgeable, effective, trustworthy legal help before the California family court, contact the experienced Los Angeles County family law attorneys at Blasser Law for a consultation, at 877-927-2181.