Child Support

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Child Support


Following divorce and custody cases, child support is one of biggest ongoing expenses parents face. These court-ordered payments provide for food, shelter, clothing, and other necessities. They fund the continuing care of your children and are part of your duty as a parent.

While many other areas of family law are more open to interpretation, child support has rigid boundaries and definitions. In California, child support takes a wide array of financial factors into account, but it follows a strict, uniform formula.


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How We Help You With Child Support

Knowledgeable Information:

Family law is all we do. Our San Diego-based attorneys provide real child support answers over the phone at no charge to you.

In-Depth Assessment

No two cases are the same. Our managing attorney, Zephyr Hill, will asses your situation and explore your legal options.

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We’re committed to protecting your rights as a father and will make active, assertive moves to support you in child support cases.


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WHAT YOU NEED

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To get started:

  • Collect specific information about your income, finances, and taxes.

  • You need your most recent tax returns, paycheck stubs, and tax forms, like W-2s or 1099s.

  • Also collect any paperwork that documents disability or unemployment benefits, child health care costs, mandatory fees like union dues or retirement contributions, and job related expenses.

  • If you have child support payments for other children, spousal support payments, or similar costs, collect those.

How to Calculate:

CHILD SUPPORT FORMULA


California has an actual mathematical formula to determine child support, following this formula determines the amount of child support a parent pays.


CS=K[HN-(H%)(TN)]


  • CS: CS is the child support amount.
  • K: K is the total of both parents’ income.
  • HN: HN means high net, or the total disposable income for the higher earning parent.
  • H%: H% is the percentage of time the higher earning parent is responsible for the child.
  • TN: TN is the combined net monthly total disposable income between both parents.

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CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION

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Once it’s in place, it is technically possible to modify child support. But just because it’s possible, that doesn’t make it easy, fast, or cheap.

It can and will most likely be a long, expensive process.

An uphill battle in the best of times, even if you go through all the steps, you may not like what you find at the end.

Once child support payments are in place, the courts are often reluctant to modify existing orders.

It is possible to modify child support in certain situations. These include:

  • When one or both parents’ income changes. This can be an increase or decrease.
  • When one parent loses his or her job.
  • When one parent goes to jail or is involuntarily institutionalized for more than 90 days.
  • When one parent has a new child from another relationship.
  • When parenting time changes significantly.
  • When the child’s needs change.
  • When other factors used to determine child support change.

Instead of seeking child support modification,
your best bet is to do it right the first time.


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Take steps to make sure everything is in order.

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No two cases are the same. Our managing attorney, Zephyr Hill, will asses your situation and explore your legal options.

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We’re committed to protecting your rights as a father and will make active, assertive moves to support you in child support cases.


In child support cases, it’s often in your best interests to hire an experienced lawyer. These are complicated matters that have a huge impact on your life moving forward. A seasoned professional like our San Diego attorneys can help you avoid mistakes and make sure you don’t wind up paying too much.


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