The attorneys at ABA Family Law Group have close to 38 years of combined experience in handling legal cases. If you have concerns or questions regarding issues of child support, let one of our attorneys here at ABA Family Law Group set up a free consultation to review your case to determine what would be the best direction to proceed.
It’s well established that both parents’ have an obligation to support their minor children “in the manner suitable to the child’s circumstances.” Further, all minor children of the parents are owed a duty of support, regardless of the parents’ marital status or if the child is the biological offspring. Family Code § 3900.
To determining guideline child support, a mandatory statewide formula is applied to reflect the parent’s standard of living. To determine guideline support, the court will consider the following factors:
- both parents’ gross income,
- the amount of time the children spend with each parent,
- there may also be other discretionary factors the court may consider.
Uniform Guideline support is used to achieve the objective to “encourage fair and efficient settlements of conflicts between parents and seeks to minimize the need for litigation.”(Family Code § 4053(j).) The trial court are limited to order child guideline support based on the mandatory formula. (In re Marriage of Carter, 26 Cal. App. 4th 1024, 33 Cal. Rptr. 2d 1 (1994).)
To ensure that you are not subject to an order that is unreasonable or based on improper information, our attorneys here ABA Family Law Group will use all available legal tools to ensure the other parent’s income and assets are accurately presented to the court. Although parties may have almost unlimited access into the other parent’s financial information, there are complex rules that govern the rules of discovery that may require the assistance of one of our experienced attorneys here at ABA Family Law Group to ensure that any discovery request for this financial information are properly prepared and served so the information can be used to confirm the accuracy of any that may be made by the court.
If you are going through a divorce, it’s very common for the courts to issue temporary child support orders during your divorce proceeding until your divorce proceeding is brought to a conclusion.
To ensure that the proper child support amount is ordered during your court proceeding, any one of our attorneys here at ABA Family Law Group would be happy to discuss your case with you and to ensure your legal documents are properly prepared and to ensure you are properly represented in court by having one of our attorneys with you to argue all points of your case so the court can take all the facts and evidence into consideration.
If you have questions, please contact us so we can set up a free consultation so we can evaluate your case and determine the best direction to proceed. Our attorneys here at ABA Family Law Group have close to 38 years of legal experience. Let us put that experience to work for you. Contact us at 818-352-0800 or you can make an appointment online.