Child & Spousal Support

Child & Spousal Supportfotex2024-04-02T12:04:27-07:00

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Whether you are a parent in a Paternity case or a party in a Dissolution matter, JWB Family Law can assist you with your child or spousal support issues. No matter what position you are in, JWB Family Law will help you determine your liability for paying support or what support you are likely to receive Consulting with our attorneys can help prepare you for any financial future you may have as a result of a support order. Utilizing the expertise of a top child or spousal support lawyer at JWB Family Law in San Diego, Riverside or El Centro will give you the knowledge and confidence to understand your liability or what you may receive in support.

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Each divorce has unique circumstances that greatly impact the outcome of child and spousal support calculation. Our team of child support attorneys and spousal support attorneys will advocate on your behalf, whether you are seeking or challenging the right to pay child or spousal support. Our attorneys have access to the same software as the courtroom judges to advise and assist you in planning your support finances during your divorce or paternity action.

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The financial situation of every family is unique. The statewide uniform guidelines used to calculate child support considers each parent’s income and each parent’s timeshare with 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.

Schedule a free consultation with the best child support attorneys in San Diego, CA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What income is considered in child support?fotex2023-10-25T21:40:38-07:00

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 payments include 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 the child support payment, 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 and nearby areas for a free consultation.

What happens to child support if I remarry?fotex2023-10-25T21:39:50-07:00

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 support payments, reach out to our knowledgeable child support attorney.

What is the average child support for a child in California?fotex2023-10-25T21:39:01-07:00

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as child support payments in San Diego and other regions are determined on a case-by-case basis.

What’s more, there are different child support modifications to take into account. However, courts follow statewide uniform guidelines to determine the appropriate child support amount.

California law emphasizes that the interests of minor children are the state’s top priority in cases regarding child support obligations. The answer to the question “How is child support calculated?” is 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 obligation in your case.

When do child support orders end?fotex2023-10-25T21:38:16-07:00

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 arrangement will continue past the age of 18, do not hesitate to reach out to our child support attorney in San Diego for a free consultation.

Which attorneys provide expert legal advice for child support in San Diego & the vicinity?fotex2023-10-25T21:36:58-07:00

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, determine the amount to pay child support.

Our experienced child support attorney is here to ensure your former spouse continues paying child support, as well as eventual child support modification, either immediately or down the line. What’s more, you can count on us to ensure deserved spousal support.

In addition, we can also help you with calculating child support payments and be there to resolve a wide range of child support issues in a variety of complicated child support cases.

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 a child support order can be a difficult and emotional process, which is why we are here to help with your child and spousal support in Temecula and provide a helping hand for your child support proceedings in El Centro.

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!

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