The Men’s Legal Center
San Diego Child Support Attorneys
Besides the child custody and visitation, the other hotly contested issue is child support. Child support can be decided in either California divorce court or in the California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). If you are facing child support issues, seek the help of highly experienced San Diego child support attorneys as soon as possible.
Child Support Obligations
In a divorce, when one party obtains primary physical custody of the children, California law provides for the custodial parent to receive child support payments to help provide for the needs of that children.
In rare exceptions a high income custodial parent will pay child support to a lower income non-custodial parent.
How California Child Support is Calculated
The parent who receives primary physical custody of the children generally obtains child support payments on a monthly basis to help pay for the basic needs of the children. These basic needs include food, clothing, shelter, and other basic needs that the non-custodial parent would help provide if no divorce had occurred.
The actual monthly child support amount is based on a predetermined formula but there are variables that can be present that affect the amount. Examples of these variables include health insurance, medical needs, and other considerations.
In most cases, child support must be paid on a monthly basis – usually by way of a wage assignment if possible – until the child reaches the age of 18 or until the child reaches the age of 19 if he or she has not graduated from high school.
How San Diego Child Support Attorneys Can Help
If you are going through a divorce or family law case, or are about to, and there are children involved, you need to act immediately to protect yourself.
Similarly, if you think a child support modification is the proper step to take, you need to seek the help of San Diego child support attorneys who have been helping men and non-custodial parents work towards fair child support results in this regard for decades. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation at (619) 234-3838.