Child Support Attorney in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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When parents no longer live in the same household, custody of the children must be decided. Once a custody agreement has been reached, the matter of child support for the custodial parent is calculated. Even if shared custody is agreed upon, the parent with the lower income may still be entitled to child support. I am Rancho Cucamonga family lawyer, Gary S. Austin, and I am experienced in all matters associated with child support in the State of California. Let me help you navigate the courts and ensure that your children are taken care of.
Call the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525 for more information about how I can serve you and your family.
Estimating Child Support Payments in California
Child support is not a right that is owed from one parent to the other. Child support is the right of the separating couple’s children to ensure that they are receiving an adequate level of care. When custody has been decided, it is usually the non-custodial parent who is responsible for giving child support payments. Determining how much a parent pays in child support is up to the California court system. There is an equation that is used that takes many factors into account.
Aside from income, other aspects that the California courts consider when estimating child support include:
- Number of children who need support
- Time-share arrangement
- Tax liabilities
- Health insurance expenses of the child
- Child care
- Education expenses
- Extracurricular activities
Complexities of Child Support Cases
The California child support guidelines also allow modifications to be made for retirement deductions, union dues, other job-related expenses, and child support payments for other children. There are also allowances for how much time each parent spends with the children. Parents may also petition the court to adjust child support payments to reflect a financial hardship. As your Rancho Cucamonga family lawyer, I can handle the process of requesting an adjustment to child support for any of these reasons.
Gary Austin Works Hard for Clients
With over 18 years of representing countless clients in all aspects of family law, especially child support, I assure you that I work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for clients like you. Let me be your voice and strong advocacy in this complex legal matter. I am ready to hear your side of the story.
Contact the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525 for your free confidential consultation on your child support case in Rancho Cucamonga.