Child Support

The Attorneys at ABA LAW GROUP have close to 38 years of combined experience in handling legal cases. If you have concerns or questions regarding issues of child support, let one of our attorneys here at ABA LAW GROUP set up a free consultations to review your case to determine what would be the best direction to proceed.

It’s well established that both parents’ have an obligation to support their minor children “in the manner suitable to the child’s circumstances.” Further, all minor children of the parents are owed a duty of support, regardless of the parents’ marital status or if the child is the biological offspring. Family Code § 3900.
To determining guideline child support, a mandatory state wide formula is applied to reflect the parent’s standard of living. To determine guideline support, the court will consider the following factors:

  • Gross income of both parents
  • Time spent with each parent
  • Other discretionary factors the court may consider

Uniform Guideline support is used to achieve the objective to “encourage fair and efficient settlements of conflicts between parents and seeks to minimize the need for litigation.”(Family Code § 4053(j).) The trial court are limited to order child guideline support based on the mandatory formula. (In re Marriage of Carter, 26 Cal. App. 4th 1024, 33 Cal. Rptr. 2d 1 (1994).)

To ensure that you are not subject to an order that is unreasonable or based on improper information, our Attorneys here ABA LAW GROUP will use all available legal tools to ensure the other parent’s income and assets are accurately presented to the court. Although parties may have almost unlimited access into the other parent’s financial information, there are complex rules that govern the rules of discovery that may require the assistance of one of our experienced Attorneys here at ABA FAMILY LAW GROUP to ensure that any discovery request for this financial information are properly prepared and served so the information can be used to confirm the accuracy of any that may be made by the court.

There are 49 child support agencies across California that establish and enforce child support and medical support orders. Either parent or any guardian of a child can open a child support case, whether or not there is an existing child support order, and a case is automatically opened when a child receives public assistance. All case services are handled at this county or regional level and all child support-related questions should be first routed to the agency in your county or region of residence.

Having a case with Child Support Services creates a record of all child support payments, provides a neutral go-between for parents, and can help both parents avoid court and assist with navigating the child support system. Child Support Services staff act in the public interest and do not represent either side of a child support case.

If you are thinking of opening a case, or have been named in a child support case, you can contact one of our attorneys here at ABA LAW GROUP right away to ensure your rights are protected. Our Attorneys can work one on one with you to help you know what to expect during this process, and will be at your side to work with you to make the child support process as stress-free and understandable as possible.

In addition, our Attorneys here at ABA LAW GROUP can even help you by working with both parties to work out an agreement concerning child support to possibly avoid court all together. Let our Attorneys here at ABA LAW GROUP work with you to ensure you get the best result.

If you have any further questions concerning any of your family law issue, Please contact one of our Attorneys here at ABA LAW GROUP for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case to determine how we can help you achieve the best result. To make an appointment, you can contact our office at (818) 352-0800 and we would be happy to set up a time to meet with you.

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