Lake Forest Child Support Lawyers
Parents support their children in multiple ways. The first of these ways is through providing insight, guidance, and emotional support. The second is through the provision of financial support. The fact of the matter is that it costs money to feed, house, and clothe a little one. Unfortunately there are situations where the parent receiving support does not pay their fair share and the paying parent feels their obligation may be set unfairly high. Such disputes often have to be resolved through Court intervention. Our Lake Forest child support lawyers handle such matters in Anaheim, Santa Ana, and elsewhere in our area. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
Lake Forest attorneys handling cases which fall under California’s child support guidelines
Support will be ordered in any California case where child custody has already been determined. The amount to be paid will be determined by our state’s applicable guidelines. These guidelines determine an amount by taking a parent’s gross monthly income and subtracting things such as taxes, union dues, and work related expenses. The Court will also consider facts such as whether one supports children from another relationship, the custody arrangement’s time share, and other factors. While these calculations seem straightforward, there are many factors which can complicate them. These may include whether one party is “underemployed,” whether one’s income is inflated due to a one-time windfall which is unlikely to repeat, as well as other considerations.
Our Lake Forest family law attorneys assist residents of the area with child support disputes. We do so as part of your existing custody case or as an independent matter. We will use the discovery process to determine one’s true income. This can include the acquisition of pay stubs, job search history, bank statements, business records, and more. We will present this evidence to the Court in a way which shows what a fair payment should be and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process. Our office understands that many local families are struggling financially and that this is an issue which impacts families. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Our lawyers service all of Orange County, including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
Lake Forest attorneys assisting those in cases involving child support arrears
Everyone understands the obligation to support their children. Unfortunately there are instances where one fails to meet their obligations. When a parent falls into child support arrears then they face wage garnishments, being held in contempt of court, and possible jail time. We assist Orange County residents involved in cases which involve child support arrears. If you find yourself in such a situation then we are able to assist you.