Elk Grove Child Support Lawyers
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In any divorce or family law matter, perhaps no issue is more important than making sure your child has the financial support that he or she needs. At Samra Dhillon & Associates, our Elk Grove child support attorneys provide effective legal representation for parents who are seeking support for their child, as well as those who are being ordered to pay child support. Regardless of your situation, we can help you reach a fair settlement that protects your child’s best interests.
What Is Considered for Child Support?
Under California law, both parents are mutually responsible for supporting their child, even if they do not have custody of the child. When parents do not live together, child support payments can be ordered to ensure that children are financially supported.
Can Parents Agree to Not Have Child Support?
In the state of California, parents cannot legally waive child support parents. This is because the family courts believe that it is not in the best interest of the child to be denied financial compensation from both parents.
How is Child Support Calculated in CA?
When calculating child support, the state of California uses the income shares model. This involves a complicated formula that bases the amount of child support on the income of both parents and the number of children.
Other factors considered when calculating child support include:
- The percentage of time each parent spends with the child
- Childcare costs paid by either parent
- Mandatory payroll deductions
- Income tax reductions
- Bonuses and commissions
In most cases, child support payments are determined based on the amount calculated using the formula. However, in situations where these guidelines are not considered fair or reasonable, a judge may alter a child support award to a higher or lower amount.
Contact Samra Dhillon & Associates
Our law firm is dedicated to helping families do what is best for their children. If you are struggling to reach an agreement regarding child support payments, our family law attorneys can help. With over 40 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge and skill to ensure your rights remain protected during this time.
Schedule your free consultation with our Elk Grove child support lawyers by calling (916) 571-1550 today.
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