As a parent, receiving fair child support can be one of the most critical factors in your ability to provide proper care for your child. Additionally, child support can be one of the most contentious matters during a divorce. Courts take the issue of child support and the protection of children during and after a divorce very seriously.
Generally, it's the non-custodial parent who will be required to pay the custodial parent for the support of a child. In some cases, parents are able to agree amongst themselves the amount of child support that is to be provided.
When parents are unable to agree on an amount between one another, then a determination will be made using the California Family Code
. The dollar amount that will be concluded by the court is going to be based on the cumulative gross income from both parties, the amount of time the child spends with each and the parties tax deductions.
The Law Offices of Larry Bellomo represents both men and women in cases of Child Support.
Determining the legal compensation due is based upon a formula, and therefore tends to be a very straightforward task. With that said there are a number of factors that can have a significant impact on the final determination, these include:
- Gross income of the higher-income party
- Gross income of the lower-income party
- Amount of time (as a percent) that the child(ren) spends with each parent
- Number of children
- Medical insurance premiums for both the party and the child(ren)
- Financial deductions for each party
- Special needs of the child, if applicable
If you having questions regarding the amount of compensation you're entitled to, seek the opinion of a professional attorney
, whether or not it is our law offices. If you would like your free consultation with us, get in touch today at (949)380-3030 or simply send an e-mail to Contact@LarryBellomoLaw.com