Child Support

Child support meets the material needs of children whose parents have divorced, as well as children whose parents never married. Regarding the determination and calculation of support, California law provides guidelines that take into account numerous factors in a case, including both parents' incomes, custody and parenting-time arrangements and the age of the child. But that doesn't mean child support isn't confusing.

If you expect to pay or receive child support, you want to make sure your children are provided for, but you may be concerned about being treated fairly when support is calculated and decided upon. Our lawyers can help you make sense of these matters and protect your rights from start to finish.

What Do I Need To Know About Receiving Or Paying Child Support?

At Presley & Goodrow, based in Orange County, our attorneys understand exactly how California child support works because we have handled literally thousands of cases over the years. We can answer all of your questions, including:

  • Will I be ordered to pay or receive child support?
  • What formulas do the courts use to determine child support amounts?
  • How can I make sure my child support payments are fair?
  • If my income has changed since my divorce, can I get child support modified?
  • How will child support relate to our custody arrangements?
  • Does my amount of visitation time affect how much child support I should pay?
  • If I pay child support, will I automatically pay spousal support as well?
  • Will remarriage affect how much support I receive or pay?

The main thing to remember is that no two situations are the same. Regardless of what you read or what friends or family members tell you, it is important to address your support-related concerns with the help of a knowledgeable attorney.

Talk To Us About Your Situation

If you need advice and strong representation in an important family law matter, talk to Presley & Goodrow about your case. We are compassionate, understanding and straightforward.