Often, the people hardest hit by a divorce are the children. While we can’t legally mandate that both parents take responsibility for their children’s emotional well-being after a divorce, we can mandate financial responsibility for their physical well-being through child support Etiwanda CA.
When it comes to determining how much child support Etiwanda CA the non-custodial parent should pay, the California child support calculation provides a good baseline. But the results of the calculation will still need to be adjusted to account for the unique circumstances of the case. A family law attorney like Torrence L Howell can help you complete the calculation and adjust it based on factors like:
- 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
While child support agreements are most commonly drafted as part of a divorce, they can also be used by legally separated parents or parents who have never been married.
Child support agreements can be adjusted over time to ensure that adequate child support Etiwanda CA is always available. You may require child support modifications if you or the child’s other parent have experienced a major life change like losing a job, getting a raise or promotion, or getting remarried. You can also request child support modifications due to changes in the child’s needs. For example, more support may be needed to pay big medical bills or to cover expensive private school tuition. Your family law attorney can help you fight for a fair adjustment to your child support agreement in any of these circumstances.