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 Walnut CA. Regardless of whether or not you have ever been married to your child’s other parent, a family law attorney like Torrence L Howell can help you secure the child support Walnut CA your child is entitled to.
The exact amount of child support Walnut 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
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. Or, if the child enrolls in a new, expensive school or develops a medical issue, the child support payments may need to be increased to cover these additional costs. Your attorney can help you evaluate any changes in the areas covered by the child support calculation and ensure that your child support agreement remains fair to all parties and continues to adequately provide for the support for the child.