Understanding Child Support in CA
20+ Years' Experience as a Roseville Divorce Lawyer
Whether you're the parent required to pay child support or the one
hoping to receive it, this is often one of the most complicated aspects
that follows a divorce. Any time children are involved, the stakes of
every decision are raised and finding the right solution is crucial.
As the founder and lead family law attorney of my firm, the Law Offices
of Evan Samuelson, I have been representing parents and families for more
than two decades. I am well-acquainted with the complex nature of child
support decisions. When you retain my services as a Roseville divorce
attorney, your best interests will be upheld from beginning to end of
How are child support payments calculated?
While incredibly necessary for a child's well-being, child support
is not always ordered as such. Statistics show that many parents go without
sufficient payments and others do not receive any at all. In a best-case
scenario, the noncustodial parent typically pays a higher amount of support
to the custodial parent each month. A knowledgeable family lawyer can
help you determine a fair child support amount.
The court takes the following factors into consideration before establishing an order:
- Monthly earnings of each parent
- The number of children involved
- Monthly expenses
- The amount of time each parent spends with their children
- The tax filing status of each parent
- Childcare costs
Once the court decides on a satisfactory amount, both parents must abide
by the terms of the order until advised otherwise. Most support orders
last until a child turns 18, gets married, or joins the military. Fortunately,
the court understands that child support payments often require adjustments
and allow either parent to submit a modification request based on a significant
change in circumstances.
It can be daunting to face such a momentous decision on your own and a
lack of legal representation is one of the biggest reasons parents fail
to obtain needed support. My team is here for you. With responsive communication
and an ability to strategize proactively, there is no better firm to tackle
Schedule your confidential consultation with a Roseville divorce lawyer today!