Child Support Lawyer in Palmdale
Pursuing the Best Interests of Your Family
Child support refers to the amount of money that the court can order one
parent to provide to the other upon divorce for the upkeep of the child.
If you would like to resolve an issue involving child support, our Palmdale
divorce lawyer can help you through each step of your case. At the Law
Offices of John C. Bigler, we are dedicated to providing clients with
the legal attention they need. During a case evaluation, we determine
their goals for child support and pursue that end result.
Child Support Payments in California
Payments can be made once every month for support of one or multiple children.
Payments are often made until the child turns 18 or 19 as long as the
he or she meets the following requirements:
- Is in school full time
- Lives at home
- Cannot support himself / herself
If both parents agree to a longer support period, this can be ordered or
approved by the court. In some cases, the court may order both parents
to continue to support the child if he or she is a disabled adult and
is not self-supporting.
How is child support determined?
California determines child support orders based on specific guidelines.
Determining which parent will receive child support and how much is based
on several factors. The judge can determine support based on evaluating
- The income of both parents
- The health insurance of both parents
- The tax filing status of each parent
- The number of children
The type of
child custody award
When trying to obtain child support, you will likely need a strong and
experienced Palmdale divorce lawyer to assist you. Under California's
Agnos Minimum Child Support Standards Act, noncustodial parents can be
required to pay the minimum amount of payments to provide the child with
assistance with medical and educational needs.
Contact our firm to schedule an assessment of your child support case today! Our Palmdale
child support attorney is ready to discuss your case!