Los Angeles Child Support Lawyers
Trusted Child Support Services in LA
At the Law Offices of Korol & Velen, we represent men and women throughout the greater Los Angeles area in the negotiating of child support agreements during divorce proceedings, the modifying of prior child support orders, and the establishing of child support in paternity actions.
Our team of Los Angeles child support lawyers, including a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist, can handle your case from start to finish and make sure that no detail is overlooked. We believe these issues are simply too important to be handled in any other way.
Child Support Calculations in California
Child support is usually paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent to contribute to the cost of the child’s upbringing. The custodial parent is the parent with whom the child resides the majority of the time. If the child resides an equal amount of time with each parent, the parent with the lower income may still be entitled to child support. Under California child support law, payment amount is determined under statewide guidelines.
This formula is based on:
- Gross incomes of the parents
- Amount of time the child spends with the non-custodial parent
- Cost of childcare including health insurance
- Living situations considering other children living with either parent
Whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent, our Los Angeles child support attorneys offer helpful counsel to make certain that your child’s rights and interests are protected.
Child Support Calculator: https://childsupport.ca.gov/guideline-calculator/
Can You Negotiate Child Support in California?
One of the most amicable ways to create a child support agreement is through negotiation. While the topics of divorce and support aren't peace inducing, the emotional processes behind them would become easier if communication from both sides was respected. The children will also benefit from it both emotionally and psychologically. The main components of negotiation include amount, frequency, and duration of payments. If you are seeking the services of an attorney for child support, we can help move this negotiation process along.
How Do I Modify Child Support in California?
In the case of child support modifications, there are several reasons why a child support order might need to be changed, including:
- A change in income or the loss of a job;
- One parent has been incarcerated;
- One parent had another child from another relationship;
- The child is spending more or less time with either parent;
- The child needs more (or less) costs for child care, health care, or education; and
- There have been changes in any of the factors that were used to calculate the original child support amount.
If you feel that your financial situation has changed significantly and that a child support modification is in order, our team of Los Angeles child support attorneys near you can pursue a new, agreeable solution for all concerned.
We have helped countless clients navigate the Los Angeles County court system. Call (818) 962-4669 to speak with a child support lawyer in Los Angeles!
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