Roseville Child Support Attorney
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Child support is a part of the equation for many couples. In cases where one parent has custody for a majority of the time, the other parent may provide financial support to aid in the upbringing of the child.
Whether you are looking to defend yourself against unrealistic support requirements, or you are pursuing fair support for your child, our team at the Bez Law Firm, P.C. can help.
Our experienced child support attorneys in Roseville can walk you through the process and ensure that you have the help you need to obtain fair results with every aspect of your family law case.
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- Calculating Child Support
- Shared Custody & Child Support
- Unpaid Child Support
- Modifying Child Support Orders
- How Long Do You Have to Pay Child Support?
- Get Help Today!
How Is California Child Support Calculated?
Factors that may affect your child support calculation in California could include:
- Disposable income of each parent, including salary, Social Security benefits, unemployment benefits, and more
- Number of children requiring support
- Tax liabilities of each parent
- Custody agreement
- Healthcare costs of the child
- Any current child support payments to other children
- Each parent’s level of responsibility for the child
- The best interest of the child
- The standard of living for which the child has grown accustomed.
The courts use a guideline support calculator to determine child support. The support calculations are based on income and mandatory expenses of each parent and the amount of time each spends with the child as well as other factors. It is important to have a Roseville child support lawyer who understands the software to ensure you are not overpaying.
Once all of these factors have been examined, the court will make a decision based on the best interests of the child. The way your Roseville child support attorney presents the case plays a key role in the outcome. Knowing that your rights are being advocated by an accomplished and diligent legal professional should give you peace of mind. By calling the Bez Law Firm, P.C. for your case, you can rest assured that we are prepared to put your best interests first.
What Happens With Child Support If We Share Custody?
In California if both parents share custody 50/50, the child support payments amount to about 15% of the difference between the parents' earnings. Factors like how many child you share, your monthly income are also taken into consideration.
What Happens If a Parent Doesn't Pay Child Support?
Parents who refuse to pay child support in Roseville and California can have legal consequences. If the parent doesn't pay a Motion for Contempt can be filed, and the court can help collect what’s owed. This can be done by:
- The payer’s employer may send the owed amount directly to the custodial parent
- The payer's driver license could be suspended
- The payer could be held in contempt of court
Can I Modify a Child Support Order?
Your child support orders are subject to change as your child grows and other circumstantial factors evolve. Our team can help you pursue an amendment to your child support arrangements. You may pursue changes if the child support order falls above or below state guidelines.
You may also need to make modifications if your situation has changed significantly; for example, if you have lost a job or you have had another child. You may wish to pursue increased support if your child's other parent has obtained a raise or otherwise advanced in their career, or if your child's needs have changed. Schedule a consultation with our child support lawyers in Roseville to find out more about your options for modifying court orders.
How Long Do You Have to Pay Child Support in California?
California state law requires you to continue paying child support until your child turns 18, or 19 if they are still enrolled in high school and are unmarried. In some situations you may be required to continue paying child support for longer. For example, if your child has special needs and is unable to care for themselves, you may need to continue paying child support for an extended period of time.
Note: If you are behind in child support payments you will still be required to pay the past due amount even if your child is no longer actively receiving child support.
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