Child Support Attorney in Sacramento County and Marin County
Child support can be a point of contention between parents who are not together, but state law makes it clear that both parents have the responsibility to financially support their child. This means that whenever there is a custody case – which might be part of a paternity or divorce case – the court will also want to address child support. If you face a child support determination, you need a lawyer who will do everything to make sure you receive a fair outcome.
Child Support in California
Contrary to what many people think, the family court cannot simply pull a number out of the air when it comes to ordering child support payments. Instead, support calculations are based on a specific formula under California law. This formula takes many factors into account, including each parent’s income, expenses for the child, number of children, and custody arrangement – specifically, the amount of time a child spends with each parent.
In some cases, the court might need to stray from the standard calculations due to special circumstances. When this happens, you need an attorney to review the child support order to make sure it is reasonable. This is true whether you are the parent receiving support or ordered to pay support.
If you already have a child support order and need to modify it based on substantially changed circumstances, we can assist you with this process, as well.
Learn More About Our Aggressive Child Support Lawyer in Sacramento County and Marin County
Whether you have a new child support order or need a modification, you want Mason Law Office on your side. We know how to fight to protect your parental rights, so please do not wait to contact us online or call us at (916) 587-2997.