Paying Child Support
Making Fair Payments & Protecting Your Financial Security
Child support is an amount of money that one parent pays to another for
the necessary costs of a child's living and medical expenses. Determining
the amount of child support to be paid tends to be a highly contentious
issue in most divorces. If you are faced with paying child support, you
should speak to a Riverside child support attorney.
California Child Support Payment Law
Under California law, both parents have a legal responsibility to provide
for their children. Depending on the
type of custody awarded by the court (sole custody or joint custody),
paying child support may be required of just one or both parents. The amount of child support
is determined by set guidelines that take into account each parent's
income and the amount of time the child spends with each parent. The specific
child support payment you may be required to pay or may vary dramatically
on a case-by-case basis. This is one of many reasons it is important to
involve an attorney as soon as possible.
Child Support Lawyer Serving Riverside
By working with a legal professional, you can get valuable information
about what amount of child support may be involved in your case, as well
as how you can seek
custody of your child or establish
visitation rights. A
family law attorney can then represent you through the legal process associated with your
child support order, ensuring your interests are asserted and your rights
protected Our firm represents clients throughout Riverside and the surrounding
areas with child support-related issues, including child support enforcement
and modifications as well as establishing child support orders. Our attorneys
represent parents who may be obligated to pay child support as well as
those interested in
getting child support from the other parent, offering compassionate client service and personal
guidance every step of the way.
Do you need to establish whether you may need to pay child support?
Contact a Riverside child support attorney at our law firm today!