At our law offices, we represent different men and women throughout Malibu and its surrounding areas, including Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, and Santa Monica. We assist in the areas of negotiating child support agreements during the divorce process, modification of prior child support orders, and establishing child support in regard to paternity.
Your trust is not something we take lightly. Being experienced attorneys in family law matters, we will handle your case from the start to the very end. We will also make sure that not a single detail is overlooked because we believe that such issues are too important to handle lightly.
In most cases, child support is often paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. These payments help with every day expenses that the custodial parent accrues when they are responsible for the minor child. These expenses can go to healthcare and education among many other things that are needed for the minor child. Even if the child lives with both parents and spends an equal amount of time between them, the parent with the lower income may still be eligible to receive child support.
Under California law, support for the child or children is determined by guidelines that are set statewide. These guidelines are based on the income of both parents, the time that the child or children spends with the non-custodial parent, costs of daily childcare, if any, and other factors that may come into play.
When it comes to child support modifications, things like the loss of a job, change in income, and the growing needs of the child can cause changes to be made after a support settlement is reached.
The attorneys at our law office will help you in any manner possible, especially if you feel that your financial situation has drastically changed. We will work with you to reach a desirable outcome.
We have helped many clients move through the California court system and it is our desire to help you. Please call or contact us for a free consultation today.