Ventura, California, Child Support Attorney
Helping Obtain Fair Support for the Care of Your Child
Child support is generally decided based upon California's child support calculator. This formula considers factors such as the number of children in the household, the age and needs of the children, which parent is paying for health insurance and other factors. But, these are only child support guidelines. The actual final amount may deviate from the calculated amount depending on the specific circumstances of the case.
Determining whether child support should deviate from the formula, can be as simple as answering a few questions. Does the child have special needs? Does one parent make substantially more money than the other? Sometimes, however, the line is not as clear.
At Bamieh & Erickson, PLC, our family law attorneys help clients form fair and reasonable child support payments, guided by the statutory formula and their familial and financial situation. We are committed to ensuring the children are financially cared for throughout their growing years.
Child Support Is Not Punishment
The goal of child support is to help ensure the children have a fairly equal standard of living between their parents' households, and that they are provided a certain level of care. It is not to punish one parent over the other, or strip a parent of cash while the other enjoys the benefits. Once parents understand this, we can begin working toward a favorable outcome.
Modifications of Child Support
Our firm handles modification of child support cases when the original judgment no longer serves the needs of the family. A parent may lose a job or get a new job; as the child ages, he or she may need a different support plan; the parents may decide to alter who is paying for insurance, requiring a modification of the monthly child support. We are committed to working out a new agreement that is better suited to the family's financial situation.
We also provide knowledgeable advice and representation in enforcement matters. If a parent is not paying child support, we will take legal action against them.
Contact a Child Support Lawyer · Free Consultations
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a child support and family law attorney at our offices in Ventura, California. We will explain how support is calculated in California, and determine if there are any situations that require the final amount to deviate from the original formula.