All parents care about their children and want to see them receive the best of care, even after a separation or divorce. When a partnership between parents has ended, they usually want to know how child support will affect them and their children. Will the custodial parent be able to keep the child in the lifestyle that they’ve become accustomed? How much of their income will the noncustodial parent have to provide to their ex-partner?
These questions and more about can be answered by a skilled and experienced lawyer. The team at Mansouri Law Offices has obtained many successful results for their family law clients, and we are committed to helping you understand your rights and legal options regarding child support. We are dedicated to providing families the attention they deserve and our founding partner gives his personal attention to each and every case that comes through our doors.
WHAT FACTORS WILL THE COURT CONSIDER?
The amount of child support is decided by specific guidelines laid out in California law. Factors like each of the parent’s monthly income and the amount of time they spend caring for the child are taken into account. Income from all sources will be examined when a court decides on the amount of child support required for each child. The income considered can be in the form of money, property or services and could include wages from a job, tips, commissions, bonuses and other forms. The court’s determination of child support payments will be influenced by such things as:
- The child’s age
- Each parent’s income
- Each parent’s employment history
- The terms of the custody agreement
- The terms of visitation given to the non-custodial parent
- The number of children each parent has
Children require food, clothing, medical care, education and much more, and it is the obligation of both parents to provide the revenue to cover any expenses needed to raise them. Whether you have custody of a child living at your home, or are providing payments to children living with your ex-spouse, you need to understand the laws that pertain to child support and how they affect you and your children. We can help guide you through this important issue as you proceed through the divorce process.