Both parents are legally responsible for providing a child’s financial support. In order to ensure that both parents pay their fair share when they don’t live together, child support orders are often necessary. If you are involved in a child support case, you need to consult a San Diego Child Support Attorneyas soon as possible.
About Child Support in San Diego
In most cases, child support payments are made by a child’s non-custodial parent, which is the parent who has less parenting time with the child and doesn’t provide the child’s primary residence. The purpose of these payments is to help the custodial parent cover the child’s expenses, such as food, clothing and housing. In most cases, child support obligations will continue until the child turns 18. However, in some cases, child support payments may continue until the child is 19 if he or she is still in high school.
The state of California calculates child support based on the net disposable income of the parents, the number of children who need support, the children’s health insurance expenses, the specifics of the custody arrangement and other factors. In some cases, the court will allow parents to agree to a child support arrangement that requires higher or lower payments than the state’s guidelines.
Hiring an Attorney
If you are need to establish a child support order, or if your child’s other parent is trying to establish and order that requires you to pay support, you need to consult a child support attorney like Shana J. Black. Attorney Shana J. Black can help you protect your rights and make sure that your child support arrangement is fair. She handles child support disputes in divorce, as well as separate child support cases.
In some cases, the factors used to determine child support amounts change. When this occurs, you can request a modification of the child support order. Attorney Shana J. Black can help you request a modification and maximizes your chances of success.
Contact a Child Support Attorney in San Diego
If you are involved in a child support case in San Diego, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Please contact the Law Offices of Shana J. Black today to schedule an appointment.