Child Support Attorney Located In Pasadena, California and Serving the
Greater Los Angeles Area
Child support is mandated under California law. Both parents have an equal
duty to support their children. The duty of support ends, with certain
exceptions, upon a child reaching the age of eighteen. Much of the disagreement
in both divorce and parentage cases involves the amount of child support
to be awarded. Child support drives many child custody disputes as it
is no secret that the amount of time each parent has with the children
affects the amount of support. In California, child support is determined
by application of a mathematical formula. The formula is essentially comprised
of analyzing the income of the parties as well as the custodial timeshare.
There are however other factors involved. Disputes often arise as to what
data is input into the calculation. Computer software has been developed
to assist courts and attorneys in this calculation.
California has adopted statutory guidelines for determining child support.
These guidelines require consideration of factors including the incomes
of both parents, the number of children for which support is required,
the cost of health insurance paid by the parents, and the amount of time
the children spend with each parent. A comprehensive understanding of
these factors is necessary to ensure that the amount of child support
proscribed by the guidelines accurately reflects the true income and expenses
of the parents.
At the Law Offices of Randy W. Medina, we diligently work on behalf of
our clients in the greater Los Angeles area to obtain accurate information
to substantiate income and expenses, including discovery of hidden or
non-traditional sources of income, to ensure that the amount of child
support is an accurate reflection of the incomes of the parties in an
effort to protect the best interests of the children for whom the support
is ordered. We will counsel you as to the factors that affect the amount
of child support payable, and gather all the financial information necessary
to ensure that a child support order is entered which properly applies
the child support guidelines within the particular circumstances of your
case. Mr. Medina will personally calculate child support utilizing the
most up-to-date computer software even before you walk into the courtroom.
We offer experience and expertise in navigating the child support maze,
from the perspective of the paying parent and recipient parent to ensure
that the entry of a proper and adequate child support order.
Please do not hesitate to
contact our firm
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