Divorces and legal separations tend to be very upsetting for children. Their home life is being torn apart and they will have to adjust to spending time in two separate households if their parents have joint physical custody. One way to make sure this transition isn’t any harder than it has to be is to use child support agreements to ensure that the custodial parent is able to provide the same quality of life for the child after divorce. With help from a family law like Torrence L Howell, you can ensure that your agreement for child support Chino CA is fair to all parties involved.
When drafting a child support agreement for the first time, the following factors must be considered:
- Income of each parent
- Assets belonging to each parent
- Other financial obligations of each parent
- Child’s special needs
- Child’s medical conditions
- Custodial parent’s standard of living
Typically, your attorney will file for child support Chino CA during the divorce proceedings, using a Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children. However, an attorney can also use a Petition to Establish a Parental Relationship to help parents who have never been married file for child support Chino CA.
Regardless of whether or not you and your children’s other parent are on good terms, you will need to keep up with changes in their life, because often life changes can result in the need for child support modifications. For example, if the parent paying child support loses their job, the child support payments may need to be reduced. Your attorney can help you evaluate any changes in these types of financial circumstances and ensure that the child support agreement remains fair to all parties.