At some point in the divorce or paternity process, a controversy over the amount of child support typically arises. This becomes a heavy burden on any parent and can also greatly impact the future of the children involved. Get help navigating child support law when you work with the experienced team at Law Offices of Cynthia Ann Harris.
When you work with the team at our locally owned firm, you will receive the counsel you need to determine what is in the child’s best interest and in addition to what is sensitive to the parents’ financial position. We regularly engage in Child Support litigation in both Family Court and representation during Department of Child Support Services proceedings.
Whether you are paying or receiving child support, we will do everything we can to ensure your child support obligations are fair and appropriate.
Determining Your Child Support Obligation
Child support in California is based on a complex calculation that takes income, the number of children, the time spent with the children, and many other factors into account. The court will determine if one parent will receive financial support from the other for the care of the couple’s children.
When is Child Support available?
- Dissolution of Marriage actions with children
- Post-Dissolution actions with children.
- Paternity Actions
- Department of Child Support Services proceedings
I want to change my Child Support Order- what do I do?
This is commonly referred to as a modification of child support. Some situations where a party may seek a modification is loss of employment, change in financial situation, and change in parenting time.
Financial situations are fluid and Child Support spans the life of the child until they are 18 years old or graduates high school. Preparing your matter for Child Support Litigation begins with pleadings and documents that are litigation ready. Litigation ready documents should paint the “story” of why the parent is seeking a modification and provide adequate financials for a Court to calculate the Child Support.
We are committed to representing every client with integrity, dedication, and with the understanding that you are trusting us to resolve your divorce or family law matter as if you were a member of our family.