All parents, married, unmarried and divorced have a responsibility to financially support their children. There are specific guidelines that determine how much each parent will be required to pay based on the number of children needing support, each parent’s income and how much time the children spend with each parent under the custody arrangement, among other considerations.
In high-income cases, it is important to be able to demonstrate exactly how much income or cash flow is available for child support. Equally important is the ability to demonstrate the reasonable needs of the children, consistent with each parent’s station in life.
Arriving at an accurate child support arrangement can be difficult. Having a lawyer who knows the law and understands how the guidelines evaluate certain criteria can help to ensure an arrangement that requires each parent to pay his or her fair share toward the child’s well-being. At Simpson Law Group, we have successfully represented clients in a variety of child support matters.
Working To Secure A Fair Child Support Order
Our attorneys represent clients in Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles and other communities in Southern California and the surrounding areas. We work tirelessly to obtain the most complete and accurate information available before calculating child support. If one parent is primarily responsible for the children’s health care or educational costs, we work to ensure that appropriate allowances have been made for those expenditures.
Child Support Enforcement And Modifications
Over time, circumstances may change. Income may decrease or increase. The amount of time that a child spends with each parent may be different. The children’s needs may increase. When there is a substantial change in circumstances, a modification of child support may be warranted. Simpson Law Group is well equipped to represent its clients in all areas of child support, whether they are seeking or resisting a modification of child support.
Our attorneys also represent parents on both sides of California enforcement and modification actions. If your former spouse is not making the payments as ordered by the court, we can help you take the necessary steps to ensure that those obligations are met. If circumstances have changed and you feel that a modification is warranted, we can review your case and present your argument for modification to the court.
Discuss Your Child Support Concerns With An Attorney
We represent clients in Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles and other communities throughout Southern California. Contact our Glendale office to discuss your child support matter with one of our attorneys. You can reach us by phone at (818) 254-8304 to schedule an appointment.