When determining child support in California, the two primary factors the court will consider is the income of each parent and the amount of time each parent spends with the child and any special needs the child may have. The judge must calculate child support in California on the XSpouse program and make a finding of “guideline” child support, however under rare circumstances that court can deviate from guideline.
It is important to speak with an experienced family law attorneys to discuss your options regarding financial assistance. It is never advisable to research the child support calculation yourself because there are many variables that can make a difference in the calculation. Many people will look at various online calculators and think that they can handle child support California by themselves. Do not try to do on your own. If you make a mistake it may be difficult or impossible to change later. Consult with the Law Offices of H. William Edgar today!
The attorneys at the Law Offices of H. William Edgar have extensive experience with child support related issues, including imputation of income when the other party does not work and has the ability and opportunity to work, when one party quits a job, if a party has an actual or perceived disability, when a party has a new child of a different relationship, a disabled child, and when a party is deliberately under-employed to avoid paying support.
Contact our office today for a free consultation to discuss your options. We advise that you make an appointment to meet with one of our attorney to discuss these issues. Please bring in your most recent paycheck stub, tax return and any court orders with respect to your current child support in California obligation and the custody and visitation issues.