What Every Parent Should Know About How Child Support Is Determined
How child support is determined is one of the biggest concerns among parents who are divorcing or getting separated. At Rombro & Associates in Manhattan Beach, CA, we put the needs of your children first and pursue results that serve their best interests. We invite you to learn more about how child support is determined, and to reach out to us for a consultation if you do not have a legal advocate to help ensure that these arrangements are of maximum benefit to your children.
Income and Other Factors
California courts consider several factors when determining the amount of child support that must be paid. Among the things the court takes under advisement are:
- The income level of each parent.
- The financial needs of the custodial parent.
- The custody arrangement, and what type of visitation schedule is in place.
- The needs of the children, such as health insurance, daycare, costs of after-school activities, whether your child has a special need, clothing, food, and shelter.
- Whether the parent who pays has other children outside of the current marriage or relationship.
An attorney can help gather evidence and present a compelling case for a fair amount of child support.
Child support guidelines act as the starting point for the calculation, but each case has its own set of unique circumstances. When we take your case, we review every detail with you so we can present a clear and complete case to the court on behalf of you and your children.
Mr. Rombro has over 40 years of experience handling family law matters. He works with parents to find solutions that are best for their children.
Common Variations On How Child Support Is Determined
Some of the most common reasons a court might deviate from the fundamental child support guidelines and order a different amount of support to be paid are:
- Loss of income of one of the parents.
- An increase in salary.
- A move to another state, where the child is no longer in close proximity to each parent.
- Medical emergencies or illnesses.
- An increase in the cost of living.
- The changing needs of the child.
A parent seeking an adjustment must apply to the court for review. When necessary, an upward or downward alteration can be made. This request can be made by either parent. Regardless of the changes you feel should be made to a child support arrangement, our attorneys are available to advocate for you.
Call us for Help
If you have questions about how child support is determined, are in the process of having child support determined, or wish to make a change to an existing child support order, contact us today. Mr. Rombro has over 40 years of experience handling family law matters. He works with parents to find solutions that are best for their children. Mr. Rombro has been a certified specialist in family law for over 20 years. To schedule an initial office consultation, contact us online or call us at (310) 545-1900.
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