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Can My Spouse Be Ordered to Pay Child Support During the Divorce?

On Behalf of | May 14, 2020 | Child Support

We are often asked “Can my spouse be ordered to pay child support during the divorce?” Yes, it is absolutely possible to obtain orders from our Carlsbad family law court regarding temporary child support as well as temporary spousal support during a North County or Carlsbad divorce.

For example, if you have either been a stay-at-home parent or earn less than your spouse the court understands the need to preserve the financial viability of both partners as well as the importance of providing for the best interests of your children.  In essence, the Court will seek to establish a fairly level financial playing field between the parties in any divorce.

Unlike spousal support, which is determined based upon the length of a marriage and many other complex factors, child support is usually a fairly straight forward calculation using the State’s guideline formula.  The parties may negotiate temporary or permanent figures for child support and spousal support but the final decision rests with the Judge in your case.

The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq have represented Carlsbad residents before the North County and San Diego Family Courts for decades. You can draw upon that experience, skill and expertise earned over decades of representing and mediating divorce cases here in Carlsbad.

Are you concerned about paying for the costs of supporting your children as well as the other household bills? Has your former spouse moved out or filed for a divorce? Your spouse can be ordered to pay child support during the divorce if households are separated or if there is a question of providing for the children.

We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment with our experienced and proven attorneys.

We will discuss your unique situation and how Burke & Domercq can work with you to protect your children and your own financial interests. There is a path forward, and we work to ensure our clients have the best opportunity to land on their feet and move forward with their lives.