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CA Child Support Guidelines

Despite the fact that both parents have a responsibility to support their minor children, coming to a child support agreement with a former spouse or partner is incredibly stressful and often difficult. At Marmolejo Law, Attorney Diane Marmolejo works hard to ensure that your child’s best interest remains the number one priority, and she will be you and your child’s fiercest advocate. We believe that a personal relationship with our clients is vital, and as a family owned, local practice, we are always available when you need us. Diane will work diligently to investigate your case, negotiate on your behalf, and help you feel confident when you go into court.

How to Calculate Child Support in CA

The state of California has a complex formula on how child support payments will be calculated. While there are many online calculators to assist you, here are some general factors to consider:

  • The gross income of each parent
  • the percentage of time each parent will spend with the child
  • Any income tax deductions that are able to be claimed
  • Payroll deductions such as health insurance
  • The cost of child care which each parent will be responsible for

Detail-Oriented & Compassionate Legal Representation

According to California Family Code 4055, there is a state-wide mandatory formula to calculate child support. This formula considers the income of both parents, the time children spend with each parent, as well as other factors. When you are looking for a child support lawyer in Marina Del Rey, it is important to retain experienced and knowledgeable counsel to effectively represent you. At Marmolejo Law, we will work directly with you to help you prepare for your case and ensure that you have all the necessary documents and information collected.

When coming to a child support agreement, you will need a number of documents, including:

  • Tax returns
  • W-2 forms
  • Pay stubs
  • Other documents necessary to prove your income

Get Help from Our Experienced Marina Del Rey Child Support Attorney

Before your child support order is finalized, you may also be dealing with a temporary child support order while your case is in process. Furthermore, if you or your former partner experience a change in circumstances after the agreement is finalized, a modification of child support may be filed. Even though you can estimate your child support fairly easily, reaching an agreement in court is a complicated process in which the assistance of a knowledgeable child support lawyer can be of great assistance. If you’re going through a separation or divorce and are working on a child support agreement, you don’t have to go it alone; Marmolejo Law is here to help.

If you need help from an experienced child support attorney in Marina Del Rey or the Los Angeles area, call us today at (310) 736-2063.


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