While a court can’t require unmarried parents to contribute equally to the emotional well-being of their kids, a judge can mandate that parents at least contribute equally to the physical well-being of their kids through financial support. This is accomplished using legal agreements for child support Montclair CA.
The California child support calculation is normally used as the standard in determining how much child support Montclair CA non-custodial parent should pay. The calculation is 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
Depending on your unique family circumstances, the results of this calculation may not be fair and/or sufficiently provide for the care of your child. That’s why it’s always best to hire an attorney like Torrence L Howell to complete your California child support calculation and petition for any necessary adjustments to the resulting child support payment amount. Torrence L Howell will protect your interests and make sure your ex-spouse or the child’s other parent doesn’t control the process and end up with an unfair advantage.
If you already have a child support agreement, it’s not too late to change it if it does not reflect your family’s current financial situation properly. For example, you can petition to pay less child support Montclair CA if you lose your job or if the custodial parent gets a new job, or you may ask to receive more support if your child has a special medical issue. Torrence L Howell can help you figure all this out and file the necessary paperwork with the courts.