Child Support Attorney
In California child support is calculated according to the California Child Support Guidelines. The amount of child support depends on factors such as the incomes of the parents and the child's residency time with each parent, adjusted for expenses such as health care, childcare and education costs.
At the Law Offices of O'Brien & Sullivan, we have several decades of experience providing legal advice and representation in many aspects of family law. When issues arise during child support mediations, we feel our expertise and knowledge of the law greatly benefit our clients. We are able to successfully navigate challenging factors such as accurate determinations of self-employed income, day care costs and the measure of health insurance premiums. Our dedicated staff of lawyers is confident in its ability to help our clients reach swift and satisfying resolutions to any disputes around child support calculations.
Relationship of Child Support and Child Custody
The single greatest variable in the calculation of child support is the time that each parent will be spending with the child or children. In this way, discussions of child support are directly related to discussions of child custody and visitation. As your lawyers, we can guide you through both of these processes while ensuring you receive the best possible outcome.
Modification of Child Support
Many situations can arise that change the earning potential of either parent. A job can be gained or lost, or sudden illness, medical bills or disability might significantly alter a parent's income. When circumstances change, we can present a case to the court that the original child support judgment is no longer accurate and must be modified. If you need experienced advice regarding modifications, do not hesitate to contact our firm.
Contact Our Firm
If you have questions regarding child support, contact the Law Offices of O'Brien & Sullivan to schedule a free initial consultation.