Child Support In California

Parents have a legal obligation to support their children with food, clothing, medical care, education and much more. That obligation continues after a marriage or partnership between the parents has ended, and parents usually want to know exactly what role child support will play in the years to come.

At Mansouri Law Offices, we are here to answer your questions regarding child support in California. We are proud to advise and represent parents from all walks of life in Beverly Hills and throughout Los Angeles. To arrange a free consultation with an experienced child support lawyer, contact our office today.

What Factors Will The Court Consider?

The amount of child support to be paid is determined by specific guidelines laid out in California law. The guidelines account for a wide variety of factors, such as each parent's monthly income and the amount of time each parent spends caring for the child.

Income from all sources will be examined when a court decides on the amount of child support to be paid. The income could be in the form of money, property or services, and income may include wages, commissions and bonuses. The court's determination of child support will be influenced by factors such as:

  • The child's age
  • Each parent's employment history
  • Each parent's income
  • The terms of the custody agreement
  • The amount of time each parent spends caring for the child
  • The terms of visitation given to the non-custodial parent
  • The number of children each parent has

Child Support Modifications

In some cases, a change in circumstances may warrant a modification of child support. For example, an increase or a reduction in income on the part of either parent could be grounds for a child support modification.

Whether you are seeking a change in child support or trying to prevent a modification from happening, it is important to speak with an attorney about your concerns and goals. In any case, parents should never simply stop paying support.

Schedule A Free Consultation

To arrange a free initial consultation with a Certified Family Law Specialist and child support lawyer, contact Mansouri Law Offices via email or call us in Beverly Hills at 310-853-1006.