Glendora Child Support Attorney
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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
- 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
For answers to these questions and more,
contact the Morris Law Firm
Schedule a consultation with an experienced
family law attorney!
How is Child Support Calculated in California?
Child support is fairly straightforward in California, because the state
has a guideline statute that tells us how to calculate it. You can argue
about 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 is
required to, with rare exceptions, to order that that amount be paid in
The program calculates child support payment according to the following factors:
- Each person’s income and expenses
- What expenses they have with respect to health insurance or retirement
- How much the parents share the children
- How many children there are
- What their tax-filing status is
Sometimes there are exceptions to the child support calculations that require
adjustment, such as if you have a disabled child with significant medical
needs and those costs may exceed what insurance covers. In addition, 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.
Modify Child Support in Glendora
If there is any change of circumstances significant enough to warrant a
modification of child support, then the court is required to make that
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
- 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) 587-2677 to learn more about your case today!