Working To Get You A Fair Child Support Order
Child support is a monthly payment paid by the noncustodial parent to the parent with primary custody. The custodial parent can then use this money to pay for the child’s life needs and to improve their standard of living. Because these potentially expensive payments last until a child turns 18 years of age, many parents have strong feelings about child support and disputes can arise.
At Ryan Family Law, our skilled attorney helps parents in the San Diego area get fair child support agreements. We will build a case that shows the courts your financial situation and the needs of your child. You can talk to our family lawyer in a free phone consultation by calling 858-222-6600.
How Do The Courts Determine Child Support?
In California, family court judges determine child support payments by using a set of guidelines and formulas. Even with these guidelines, it is up to each parent to make the case about to why they may qualify for a deviation from the norm. Our team can help you create a compelling argument for your child support case and account for commonly overlooked financial obligations.
A judge can use many factors when determining support payment totals, including the:
- Child’s standard of living before divorce or separation
- Needs of the child, including health insurance, education, day care and special needs
- Income and needs of the custodial parent
- Paying parent’s ability to pay
You need a proven attorney if the other parent may say something like “When the judge sees my expenses, he will award less than the support from the schedule” or “I will quit my job before I pay you that kind of money.” We have resolved many combative child support cases and can help you take on the other parent in the courtroom.
Custodial Vs. Noncustodial Parents
If a parent has sole custody, the noncustodial parent must pay their child support obligation the custodial parent. When parents have joint custody, their support obligations are based on earning power and the percentage of time the child spends with each child. No matter what type of custody arrangement you have, we will help you get a child support order that fits your financial needs.
Call A Capable Family Law Attorney Now
Our lawyer can help you with your child support proceedings, enforcement and modifications. In your first meeting at any of our three San Diego offices, we will start building your case. You can call us now at 858-222-6600 for your free phone consultation or send us an email.