The primary goal of any child support agreement should be to provide for the care and well-being of children. Child support agreements are most often used in connection with divorce, but unmarried parents may also petition for child support Pomona CA. Regardless of whether or not you have ever been married to your children’s other parent, a family law attorney like Torrence L Howell can help you secure the child support Pomona CA your kids are entitled to.
The exact amount of child support Pomona CA that your child support agreement will provide depends in large part on the outcome of the California child support calculation. Your attorney can help you run this calculation, which includes adjustments based on:
- 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
In order to achieve their goal of providing for the care and well-being of children, child support agreements must be able to adapt to changing circumstances. This can be done using child support modifications. Modifications can be requested based on changes in the parents’ lives as well as in the children’s. For example, more support may be needed to pay for kids’ education or medical care. Less support may be needed when the custodial parent gets a new job or other source of income. The parent paying child support may be entitled to pay less support if they lose their job.
Your attorney can help you understand all the factors that can contribute to the need for a change in child support and petition for the appropriate modifications.