Oceanside Child Support Lawyers
Aggressive Yet Compassionate Representation throughout Vista, Escondido, San Marcos, Carlsbad and Encinitas
Divorcing partners who have children together will likely have to navigate child support arrangements. Child support, unfortunately, can often become an extremely contentious issue, both during the divorce proceedings and after a settlement has been reached.
Whether you are the person paying or receiving child support, our lawyers at Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP understand the impact this case can have on your life. Depending on the amount that you pay or receive, it can affect your finances, making it critical to get the child support agreement you believe is best and most reasonable for you and your child.
Let our Oceanside child support attorneys guide you through the process. Call (760) 621-7101 or complete our online contact form today.
How Is Child Support Calculated in California?
Child support payments are typically calculated usually a specific formula that takes a number of factors into account.
Courts will consider:
- Each parent’s income
- The current child custody agreement
- The number of children involved
- Whether or not each parent is financially supporting other children
- The child’s healthcare and childcare expenses
Income is the factor that will play the biggest role in the calculation of child support. In a child support case, income refers to much more than just a parent’s salary or wages.
Income can also include:
- Disability benefits
- Workers’ compensation benefits
- Unemployment benefits
- Interest payments
- Retirement benefits
Most family law judges will stick to the formula to calculate child support payments – however, judges do have the right to deviate from this formula if they believe it is necessary to do so.
Legal Issues Regarding Child Support
When it comes to child support agreements, determining an initial agreement is just as important as making sure that the agreement is enforced and reflects the parents’ current circumstances.
As such, many people find themselves seeking help not only to create an initial child support agreement but also when dealing with:
- Modifications to support agreements
- Enforcing support agreements
For these and other issues that child support agreements can create, having a legal professional on your side who knows what it takes to get you the outcome you want can be invaluable. In your time of need, turn to the Oceanside child support attorneys at Fischer & Van Thiel.
Give us a call at (760) 621-7101 to learn more or to request a complimentary consultation.
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