Trusted Child Support Attorneys in San Diego, El Centro & Temecula
JWB Family Law can help you negotiate a fair child support agreement and calculate the appropriate amount of child support that should be paid in your dissolution matter. The California Family Code makes it a legal obligation of both parents to support their minor children. If you are going through a dissolution and have children, it is important to have experienced child support attorneys in your corner who will advocate for your children’s best interests.
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Our firm has represented parents seeking dissolution and parents responding to dissolution papers. No matter what position you are in, JWB Family Law can help you determine which expenses you may be responsible for as part of a child support order, and which expenses you may be able to claim child support or reimbursement from your child’s other parent for. Consulting with our attorneys can help prepare you for any financial commitment that may be required on your part. Utilizing the expertise of a top lawyer in San Diego, Temecula, El Centro, and the nearby areas to claim child support expenses will give you confidence that the appropriate amount of child support is ordered.
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Each divorce has unique circumstances that greatly impact the outcome of child and spousal support calculations. Our team of child support attorneys and spousal support attorneys will advocate on your behalf, whether you are seeking or challenging a support award. Our attorneys have extensive experience with the California statewide uniform guidelines and consistently yield correct amounts of child support. Set up your free consultation and let us know how we can be of assistance in your case.
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The financial situation of every family is unique. The statewide uniform guidelines used to calculate child support consider each parent’s actual income and each parent’s level of responsibility for the children. JWB Family Law works with both custodial and non-custodial parents to ensure child support arrangements are fair to all parties involved. Our attorneys place the interests of the children as the top priority in accordance with state guidelines.
In certain instances, the court has the discretion to make low-income adjustments and reduce the guideline child support amount. If you wish to reduce your child support commitment due to job loss or other significant change in financial status, our child support lawyers can draft and file a stipulation if the other parent agrees or we can file a motion for modification of the amount on your behalf.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What income is considered in child support?
In California, both parents are legally obligated and mutually responsible for the financial support of their minor children. A parent’s first and principal obligation is to support their minor children according to the parent’s circumstances in life. Support includes providing for the child’s basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter, education, healthcare, and other necessary expenses.
To determine how much each parent will contribute to child support, the court considers a variety of factors, including each parent’s income, earning potential, and amount of time spent with the minor children. According to the guidelines, each parent should pay for the support of the children according to the parent’s ability to pay. Contact our experienced child support attorneys in San Diego, Temecula, El Centro, and nearby areas for a free consultation.
What happens to child support if I remarry?
If you remarry in California, your new spouse’s income is generally prohibited by the California Family Code from being considered in child support calculations. However, if you file a joint tax return with your new spouse, your actual tax liability based on your new combined gross income may impact the support calculations in your case.
Courts do not punish parents for remarrying. Instead, courts focus on calculating the actual net disposable income of the parent ordered to pay support. If you have any questions about how your remarriage will affect your child support calculations and payments, reach out to our knowledgeable child support attorneys.
What is the average child support for a child in California?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as child support payments in San Diego, El Centro, Temecula, and other regions are determined on a case-by-case basis. However, courts follow statewide uniform guidelines to determine the appropriate child support amount.
California law emphasizes that the interests of the minor children are the state’s top priority. The guideline calculations are based primarily on the income of both parents, the number of children, the needs of the children, and the parenting arrangement. Our experienced child support lawyers are here to help you understand how your income and custody arrangement will impact the appropriate child support order in your case.
When do child support orders end?
Child support orders typically end when children reach the age of 18. However, the support duty will continue if children who reach 18 are unmarried, full-time high school students, and not self-supporting. In these circumstances, support will continue until the child graduates high school or reaches age 19, whichever occurs first. In addition, the court may order, or both parents may agree to, continued support for adult children who are incapacitated or unable to earn a living.
Liability to pay past due child support, also known as child support arrearages, is not extinguished when a child reaches the age of 18. Child support orders are enforceable until paid in full or otherwise satisfied through a legal settlement.
If you have any questions about whether your child support order will continue past the age of 18, do not hesitate to reach out to our child support attorneys in San Diego, Temecula, or El Centro for a free consultation.
Which attorneys provide expert legal advice for child support in San Diego & the vicinity?
JWB Family Law specializes in helping clients with a variety of legal matters, including child support. Depending on the circumstances, we determine how much support you are entitled to receive or, in the alternative, how much support you may be required to pay.
We work together with you to ensure that your rights are protected, the state guidelines are followed, and that you receive the best possible outcome in your case. We understand that dealing with child support can be a difficult and emotional process, which is why we are here to help.
Whether you need assistance with dividing your assets, reviewing your child custody case, or calculating the appropriate amount of child support, rest assured we’re with you every step of the way. For all matters related to divorce in San Diego, from Temecula to El Centro, we’ve got you covered for all things family law!