Child support is one of the most contested and sensitive matters in family court. Whether the parents were married or not, both have a legal obligation to support their minor children financially.

At The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers, our esteemed Los Angeles child support attorney and legal team will work tirelessly to fight for your rights. In California, child support is a very complex issue that requires a high degree of knowledgeability. Attorney Teresa Beyers has been serving clients in the San Fernando Valley and Greater LA for nearly two decades.

Call The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers when you need an experienced child support lawyer by your side. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 213-236-4400. We offer a free initial phone consult.

How is Child Support in California Calculated

Once the issue of child custody and visitation have been resolved and a fair parent-time schedule has been established, negotiations can move on to concerns for child support.

Currently, 44% of custodial parents receive the full amount of child support awarded. According to Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support:

  • 12.1% of child support agreements are informal
  • 87.9% are either formal agreements or decided by the court

Having an informal agreement exposes parents to unnecessary risk. For example, suppose the supported parent heavily depends on the financial assistance of the paying parent. If the paying parent is late or misses the payment altogether, the consequences can be detrimental to the supported parent and child. It is crucial to protect yourself and your children with formal child support agreements that are enforceable by the court.

Child support is determined by a complex set of factors. Typically, the amount is affected by the following variables:

  • Net disposable income of both parents
  • State and federal income taxes
  • Union dues
  • Health insurance premiums
  • The number of minor children in need of support
  • Time-sharing arrangements
  • If there are other supported children outside the union
  • The child’s health expenses

There may be other relevant costs to discuss with your attorney. In addition, it is not uncommon for financial and family circumstances to change. If you need to modify your child support payments, contact our family law attorneys today.

What Are Some Special Factors That Affect Child Support

California’s child support regulations are very complicated. The court tries to be fair by following strict guidelines. However, in some cases, the results are financially unfair. Families have a unique set of circumstances that can cause difficulties, including:

  • Having multiple children with different parent-time schedules
  • Having near equal parent time, but whose income is substantially different
  • Children with special medical needs
  • Having a disproportionate amount of income spent on housing compared to the other

There may be more challenges than above that require a skilled child support attorney to help. Call The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers to discuss your case today.

Contact an Experienced Child Support Attorney in Los Angeles Today

Child support negotiations can become volatile and highly emotional when discussing financial matters. An experienced and financially savvy child support attorney in Los Angeles can fight for the best interests of you and your children.

At The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers, our compassionate legal team will aggressively advocate on your behalf and help you achieve a desirable outcome. Schedule a consultation to discuss your unique family situation by clicking here or calling 213-236-4400.

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