Child Support And Modification Lawyers
If you are divorcing with children or are involved in a paternity case, it is critical to understand how California child support is determined and the absolute nature of this obligation once orders are entered. At Burke & Domercq, APC, a knowledgeable Carlsbad child support attorney will consider the facts of your case and help you strategize and plan accordingly.
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Simply stated, monetary support orders for children are determined by facts and numbers. Deviations can happen in this formula, depending on both parents’ incomes and expenses as well as the time that the children spend with each parent. It is not likely for other factors to play a part, but it is possible under specific circumstances. We help our clients with:
- Seeing these support orders are created on accurate information from both sides – which can require investigation to prove hidden assets or other unique factors
- Building divorce strategies by predicting the likely child support order, while also considering tax consequences and other factors
- Settling paternity matters and related child support problems
- Fighting to defeat or approve modifications of a divorce agreement because of notable changes in circumstances or the child’s needs
We are often asked if one must use the California guidelines when calculating support for children after a divorce. There are valid reasons for what is known legally as a “deviation” from the guideline support. The court will require very specific and detailed reasoning and supporting documentation.
The experienced certified family law specialist at Burke & Domercq, APC, work with our clients to evaluate their unique scenarios to determine the best possible strategy. It may be possible to offset guideline support with other income or a shift in the division of community property or other assets.
Post-Decree Child Support Modifications
While child support modifications are the primary form of modification, spousal support is also something to consider when looking at modifications. Whether you want to modify custody or visitation orders because you suspect domestic violence or substance abuse, we can help you pursue the outcome that allows your children to thrive.
Divorcing And With Children? We Can Help.
Our attorneys have decades of experience advocating for parents’ and children’s best interests. We are financially savvy and widely respected in area courts and by our peers in the legal profession. For counsel you can trust on child support and other matters, please contact our firm or call 760-389-3927 at your earliest convenience.