At Family Law Center, our attorney-mediators are highly skilled at providing family law legal services, and they will help you understand the factors that influence the amount of child support you may be required to pay.
What Is Child Support?
Simply put, child support is the amount of money that a court orders a parent, or both parents, to pay every month to help cover the cost of raising a minor child or children.
How Is It Calculated?
California family law has specific guidelines based on a strict formula that the family law court must follow when determining the amount of child support parents must pay. Several factors are taken into account including the net disposable income for each parent and the custody schedule or timeshare. These factors are entered into a California statutory guideline formula, but sometimes, a dispute occurs.
What Happens If I Disagree with the Support Amount?
The law allows parents to make alternative agreements as long as there are reasonable assurances that the children’s needs will be met. And if there is a conflict regarding the child support order, Family Law Center attorney-mediators will help you obtain a support order that serves your child’s best interests.
Can the Support Amount Be Modified at a Later Time?
Yes! If the agreement is different from the guideline child support amount, the support can always be modified to follow the original guideline. Parents generally follow the guideline, but if a change needs to be made, our family law attorney-mediators will help you find family-centric solutions, so you can make meaningful and informed decisions about your child’s future.
With multiple qualified attorney-mediators to choose from, we have a Sacramento Family Law Attorney-mediator ready to help you. Call us today at 916-488-5088 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation.
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