Help With Child Support
California, like all states, has recognized that parents have a fundamental obligation to support their children. When parents divorce, the statutory child support guidelines ensure this obligation continues after the divorce.
Of course, children are entitled to financial support whether the parents were ever married. All parents should understand that these monthly payments are not optional. Nonetheless, the determination of the amount of child support in a specific situation can be very complex.
More Than 30 Years Of Experience
At Tamera C. Trindade, CFLS* Attorney and Counselor at Law, we have more than 30 years of experience helping parents obtain child support and secure agreements that address their children’s financial needs. Our lawyer is well-versed in the factors used to determine child support payments. We will work for a just amount that reflects your financial circumstances.
Child Support Guideline Factors
Child support payments are calculated using a range of factors that include:
- Number of children supported
- Time each parent spends with children
- Income earned
- Filing status
Evidence To Support Your Support Claim
When you work with our team, we will examine financial records, bills and other documents to determine the expenses that should be covered by support payments. This creates a fact-based argument for child support that is more likely to be approved by a court. These required expenses include:
- Medical and dental health care
- Basic living expenses
- Unpaid child support
Other expenses can include:
- Child care or tuition
- Fees for extracurricular activities
While support is governed by the statutory guidelines, it is important to fully develop a clear picture of your financial situation to ensure that your child support order is accurate and meets the needs of your child or children. This can be a complex process and we have the experience and expertise with these issues to create a compelling argument for your child’s best interests.
An experienced litigator, Ms. Trindade has a record of court success with support disputes during and after divorce proceedings. She regularly represents clients in post-judgment actions to modify and enforce child support orders.
Understand the terms of your support agreement before you sign. Our team will review your contract’s conditions and explain how these terms may affect your financial well-being. Reach us today over the phone at 530-243-8220 or by completing our online contact form.
*Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.