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Child Support Attorney in Glendora & Rancho Cucamonga

Legal Representation for Clients Facing CA Child Support Matters

The formula established by the California Child Support Guidelines is generally used to determine the amount and duration of child support payments. Under certain situations, an individual may be exempt from paying child support. Speaking with our child support attorney in Glendora is the best way to learn about the nuances of your specific case and what your options may be.

A skilled professional can help answer questions such as:

  • How can I enforce child support payments?
  • Can I modify an existing child support order from the court?
  • Do I need an attorney for my hearing with the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS)?
  • How does a new marriage affect child support arrangements?
  • My child's needs have changed – can I pursue a new support situation that better reflects his / her needs?
  • My financial situation has changed. What can I do to adjust my child support requirements accordingly?

For answers to these questions and more, contact the Morris Law Firm Schedule a consultation with an experienced child support attorney!

How is Child Support Calculated in California?

The state of California has a set of guidelines that will determine the details of a child support order. You can dispute the information that goes into the calculation, but once you identify the elements that go into the formula, the computer program calculates the child support payment. Once that number is calculated, the court issues an order that that amount be paid in child support.

Child support payment are calculated based on:

  1. Each parent's monthly income and child care expenses.
  2. Estimated expense of health insurance or retirement accounts with respect to the child.
  3. Amount of time each parent spends with the child.
  4. Number of shared children
  5. What their tax-filing status is

Exceptions to the CA Child Support Calculation Guidelines

Sometimes there are exceptions to the child support calculations that require adjustment, such as:

  • If you have a child with mental or physical disabilities
  • If you have a child who requires significant medical needs, and those costs may exceed insurance coverage
  • In situations involving very wealthy people, a child support order should be based on factors other than income.

Our Glendora child support lawyer can discuss exceptions further with you.

Can California Child Support Orders be Modified?

If there is any change of circumstances significant enough to warrant a modification of child support, then the court is required to make that modification.

In California, the court is always required to calculate the mandatory guideline child support. Once then order is entered, there are cases where child support can and should be modified.

Child support modifications can be made due to:

  • Income changes (job loss, layoffs, reduction in pay, etc.)
  • Health insurance changes
  • Custody changes
  • Remarriage of the custodial parent

For example, if one parent has the child on weekends, but then both parents decide they want to share custody of the children 50-50, then the court may then modify child support, even if both parents have equal income.

Contact a Child Support Lawyer in Glendora with 25+ Years' Experience!

Whether you are a parent being unfairly accused of not being involved or you wish to establish and enforce child support payments for the benefit of your child, contact our team. The Morris Law Firm has years of experience helping numerous families through child support matters and can help you navigate your specific circumstances. We are backed by 27 years of experience and are led by a Certified Family Law Specialist, Charles Morris. This achievement enables us to provide you with exceptional legal services that work for the best outcome on your behalf.

Call (626) 914-2791 to learn more about your case today!