Preparing for Child Support Payments During the California Divorce Process
March 29, 2023, In Child Support
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At WHITMARSH FAMILY LAW, PC, our Los Angeles family law attorney knows when California parents who share minor children get divorced, the disparity of income between the parents and the disparity of their timeshare agreement will dictate who pays child support, and how much the amount will be.
No matter which side of the divorce you are on, once child custody is determined, our Los Angeles County child support attorneys can help you understand the best route to legally and financially prepare for paying or receiving the ongoing monthly payments.
How to Decide on a Child Support Amount After a California Divorce
At WHITMARSH FAMILY LAW, PC, our Los Angeles child support attorneys know that when parents get divorced, their expenses double immediately. They are paying for two places to live, and two sets of living expenses, which can be overwhelming. Child support is one more expense that parents must prepare for, whether they are the ones paying or receiving.
In some cases, it is possible for parents to determine child custody and financial support amounts on their own. Although child support agreements are typically reviewed by a California family court judge, to ensure they are fair, parents are capable of making these decisions on their own.
Our skilled child support attorneys in Los Angeles County can help outline the financial requirements based on the California child support guidelines calculator, including:
- Outline the amounts of both spouses’ monthly income.
- Agree on who will pay for health insurance.
- Agree on who will pay for other expenses associated with the children, including extracurricular activities, medical care that is not covered by insurance, travel expenses for visitation, and childcare.
Once you can both agree on these issues, our law firm will create a legally binding agreement, and have it signed by the judge. If you cannot agree to the terms of child support, a judge will decide for you. This may change the amount dramatically from one you and your spouse could have reached privately. Be sure you pursue the best outcome for your California child support case by speaking with our trusted family law attorneys today.
Do You Have Questions About California Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support?
If you have questions about your divorce, and which parent may be responsible for paying child support, contact our skilled family law attorneys in Los Angeles County at WHITMARSH FAMILY LAW, PC by calling (310) 552-3505 to schedule a free consultation today. We can help provide solutions that produce results.