Ensuring financial stability following a divorce is obviously a foremost concern – particularly when children are involved. To serve those ends, California has set out child support guidelines to ensure that families with children are able to maintain financial health, regardless of the house at which a child resides at any given time.
Statutory guidelines and a “formula” are applied when determining how much monthly child support a parent must pay. Basic factors include the number of children, parents’ incomes and necessary living expenses, and how much time children will spend with each parent. It is critical to consider health insurance costs and day care expenses.
Additionally, it is important to bare in mind that a spouse who is voluntarily underemployed or unemployed may not be relieved of duty to contribute to support.
If you are working through these, or similar issues, get in touch today.
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Our attorneys at Hartley Lamas Et Al, an experienced Ventura child support lawyer will work tenaciously to ensure you obtain a fair outcome within these guidelines – or by seeking a deviation justified by children’s special needs or other special circumstances.
Additionally, as necessary we are able to work to help obtain or defend against modification as these issues arise in the months and years following a divorce. We encourage you to reach out and set up a meeting to address all issues as soon as possible.
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