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Child Support Negotiations During a Divorce in Carlsbad

On Behalf of | Jul 19, 2020 | Child Support

The attorneys at Burke & Domercq have represented clients in Vista, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside and all of Carlsbad before our family court in Vista for decades. This extensive experience in decades of family law mediation inform and increase our effectiveness in child support negotiations during a divorce in Carlsbad.

Child support discussions must begin with standard calculations contained within California’s child support guideline calculator. Once the guideline numbers are established the parties may elect to negotiate a solution which works better for their unique situation. We often resolve issues of child support while negotiating beside or on behalf of our clients. This is the fastest, and least expensive path to resolving a dispute during the divorce process.

Mediation is another effective tool for resolving issues in child support negotiations during a divorce in Carlsbad. A neutral third party, the mediator, works to help the parties to quickly find common ground while establishing a conflict-free productive environment. Each party and their attorneys, as well as the mediator, work together to identify potential options and ultimately seek a resolution which satisfies both sides.

Child support may deviate from California’s guideline calculator when the judge feels it is in the best interests of the child and the parties to do so. There are several reasons for considering deviation including the division of parenting time and child custody, tax ramifications, or the offset of other community property or retirement assets to name a few.

The judge will usually have a conversation with the parties to ensure they both clearly understand guideline support, the proposed deviation and the reasons for doing so.

We invite you to protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists to discuss child support negotiations during a divorce in Carlsbad.