San Diego Child Support Lawyer
California Child Support Laws
Obtaining child support can become extremely complicated. Many factors are taken into consideration, and these cases are often quite emotional. Allow the experienced San Diego child support lawyers from the Law Office of George Gedulin to help you through this experience with compassion and dedication. We have over two decades of experience in family law and want to help you win your case. Whether you are seeking to obtain child support, or the other parent of your child is seeking child support from you, you need an experienced San Diego child support attorney on your side.
Understanding Child Support in CA
In California, both parents are responsible for supporting their child financially. Whether the parents are married, divorced, separated, or otherwise, they both have a legal obligation to contribute to the upbringing of their child. Child support comprises monthly payments made to support children by one of the parents. Typically, the parent with less or no custody is the one responsible for child support.
How is Child Support Determined?
In California, the amount of child support a parent is required to pay is determined based on factors including, but not limited to:
- The income of each parent
- The number of children requiring support
- The age of each child requiring support
- The custody agreement between parents
- Taxes owed by each parent
- Whether or not a parent supports children from another relationship
- Health insurance costs for each child
- The parents’ mandatory expenses relating to work
What Happens If Someone Falls Behind in Child Support Payments?
We highly recommend never falling behind on child support payments. If a parent misses any child support payments, they are required to pay interest charges on top of the amount of child support owed. Interest is accrued at 10 percent per year for support due on or after January 1, 1983.
Failing to make child support payments when you are capable of doing so is incredibly risky. If the court discovers that a parent is refusing to make payments even though they have enough money, said parent may be found to be in contempt of court. This can result in jail time.
Child Support Modification California
Parents have the right to request a change in their child support agreement. This is often done when the parent paying child support experiences a change in his or her income, the parent receiving support experiences a change in income, or the amount of time each parent spends with the child changes. If you are a parent seeking to modify your child support agreement, we highly recommend ensuring you have proper representation.
A Team with a Track Record of Success in Child Support Cases
An insufficient child support agreement can severely impact a child, as well as either of their parents. We want to help protect the rights of your family to prevent any unfair results. The San Diego child support lawyers at the Law Office of George Gedulin have significant experience handling family law cases and understand the sensitivity of the situation. We strive to keep our clients informed every step of the way which is why, for your peace of mind, you will have direct access to your attorney 24/7. Let our child support lawyers in San Diego fight to win your case.
To have a team of experienced San Diego child support attorneys on your side to help you with your case, call the Law Office of George Gedulin today at (858) 281-4605.