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Santa Rosa Child Support Lawyer
Our Santa Rosa Child Support Attorneys on your side.
Child support is a very serious issue that should be handled with care. Regardless if you are on the giving or receiving end, our attorneys will work diligently to ensure a fair and equitable resolution for all parties involved. We use a software called DissoMaster, the same program the courts use, to calculate guideline support, and we are fully prepared to aggressively work toward your desired outcome.
How is Child Support Determined?
The courts use a standard formula to calculate what amount should be paid. Each spouse will be required to complete an Income and Expense Declaration, under penalty of perjury, detailing their current income and expenses. This information is then imputed into a computer program (DissoMster) to determine support. California courts have ample discretion when ordering child support, and are able to order an amount that is different than what is generated from the computer report when looking at all the factors of the parties.
The factors for child support include:
- The amount of money/income each parent earns or is capable of earning.
- The number of children the parents have together.
- The amount of time each parent spends with their children in the form of a percentage.
- The tax filing status of each individual parent.
- Expenses related to health and life insurance.
- Required union dues.
- Financial support of children from other relationships or marriages.
- Mandatory retirement contributions.
- Necessary job related expenses.
- The cost of regular daycare service.
- Necessary traveling for visitation from one parent to the other.
- Unreimbursed educational and/or medical expenses.
- Special needs related to physical or mental disabilities.
- and more…
Hire a Santa Rosa, Ca Child Support Attorney today.
At Vivian & Agil Law, we consider every detail of your unique case. Contact us today for a consultation and let our attorneys help you navigate though the complicated court process. On some occasions, if both parties have a good working relationship, we offer mediation to achieve a “settlement” between the parties, sometimes never having to go to court at all.