Child Support: Making The Numbers Work For You
In California, specific guidelines are used to determine the correct amount of child support that should be paid. Calculation of payments is extremely complex and you must ensure that the correct data is used to guarantee a fair support determination.
Be sure that you work with an attorney who understands the child support laws and will protect your interests and the interests of your children. At Parranto & Applegate in Santa Rosa, we help clients on both sides of child support issues. We can advise you about all issues, including the calculation of initial orders and modifications of existing orders.
Seeking The Right Support For Your Children After Divorce
There are a number of factors that the court considers in calculating child support amounts, including the income levels of both parents, the amount of time the children spend with each parent, who provides health insurance, who pays for child care and uninsured health care costs, and who claims them as dependents for tax purposes. We will obtain a complete and accurate financial picture before the calculation is made.
We also represent clients in paternity matters related to child support. If you are a mother who is trying to establish the identity of the father, or if someone is claiming you are the father of a child but you're not sure that is true, we will do everything we can to obtain a result that is fair and just. We will request DNA tests that can confirm or disprove the relation between a father and child and help you resolve any other disputes that may arise.
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Contact our office today to discuss your child support case with a lawyer. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach us by phone at (707) 573-8868 or via email.