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Determining Child Support in California

The California legislature has created an entire body of law within the Family Code which lays out how child support is determined. Initially, determining guideline child support is based upon a mathematical formula. Guideline child support is presumed to be in the best interests of the child(ren). However, hiring a family law attorney who knows when guideline child support is inappropriate and unjust is important, as not all cases warrant applying guideline child support.

Quite often, you must also account for things like:

  • Healthcare
  • Daycare
  • Extracurricular activities
  • A child’s special needs

Some of these items may be considered mandatory and others discretionary. Ensuring you have knowledgeable counsel can ensure you are obtaining not only the correct amount of support if you are the payee but support that is sustainable if you are the payor.

To request a consultation, call (916) 794-4576 or contact us online today. Our child support attorneys in Folsom also serve families in Northern California and surrounding counties.

Enforcing Child Support Orders

Is the other parent of your child failing to uphold their end of the agreement? There are legal remedies available to ensure that the payor makes the appropriate payments each month.

Child support may be enforced by the Court in a number of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Wage garnishments
  • Interception of tax returns
  • Suspension of driver’s license
  • Revoking a passport
  • Levying on bank accounts
  • Incarceration for contempt of court
  • Fines
  • Invoking the right to interest on unpaid arrears

California child support laws and procedures are very complicated and should not be handled without consulting an attorney first. Therefore, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced child support attorney in Folsom before making any decisions.

Understanding California Child Support Guidelines

When it comes to determining child support in California, it's important to understand the guidelines set by the state. These guidelines take into account various factors such as the income of both parents, the number of children involved, and the amount of time each parent spends with the children.

Our experienced Folsom child support attorney at the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. is well-versed in these guidelines and can help you navigate through the complexities of child support calculations. We will work closely with you to ensure that your child's best interests are protected and that a fair and reasonable child support order is established.

Enforcing Child Support Orders

Unfortunately, not all parents comply with their child support obligations. If you are facing difficulties in receiving child support payments, our dedicated legal team can assist you in enforcing child support orders. We will take the necessary legal steps to ensure that the non-paying parent fulfills their financial responsibilities and that your child's needs are met.

Why Choose Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. for Child Support Legal Counsel?

  • Extensive experience in family law, specifically child support cases
  • Personalized approach tailored to your unique circumstances
  • Compassionate and understanding legal team
  • Strong track record of successful outcomes for our clients
  • Transparent and honest communication throughout the process

If you are in need of child support legal counsel in Folsom, CA, contact the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. today. We are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time.

Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. Child Support Legal Counsel

Many parents are unaware of their rights and obligations in child support matters. When parents divorce or are unmarried, a child has the right to be supported by both parents. Additionally, the child has the right to maintain the same station in life as each of his/her parents.

Whether you are seeking child support payments or protecting yourself from overpaying for child support, the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. can help. We have extensive experience representing parents in child support disputes. With our counsel, you can find a fair and favorable resolution that meets you and your child’s needs.

Contact the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. to get started on your case with a consultation.

Commonly Asked Questions

How is child support determined in California?

Child support in California is determined based on a mathematical formula outlined in the Family Code. This formula takes into account factors such as income, the number of children, and the amount of time each parent spends with the children. However, it is important to note that not all cases warrant applying guideline child support, and a family law attorney can help determine when guideline support is inappropriate and unjust.

What factors besides income are considered when determining child support?

In addition to income, there are other factors that may be considered when determining child support in California. These factors can include healthcare expenses, daycare costs, extracurricular activities, and a child's special needs. It is essential to have knowledgeable legal counsel to ensure that all relevant factors are taken into account and that the support amount is fair and sustainable.

What should I do if the other parent is not paying child support?

If the other parent is not fulfilling their child support obligations, it is crucial to take legal action to ensure the well-being of your child. You should consult with a child support attorney who can guide you through the enforcement process. They can help you file the necessary documents, navigate the legal system, and pursue the appropriate legal remedies to ensure the payment of child support.

Can child support orders be modified?

Yes, child support orders can be modified under certain circumstances. If there has been a significant change in circumstances, such as a change in income or the needs of the child, you may be able to request a modification of the child support order. It is advisable to consult with a child support attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through the process of modifying child support orders.

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