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Child support can be a difficult legal issue, whether the issue at hand is setting up initial child support orders or requesting to modify an existing child support arrangement. Both parents have a desire to provide for their children while also maintaining their own separate households.
If you are facing a child support matter, the child support attorneys at Moradi Saslaw are available to assist you. Our attorneys are skilled at protecting your legal rights throughout the child support process and are:
Contact the Palo Alto office of Moradi Saslaw today to schedule a confidential appointment with child support professional. We will help you navigate California’s child support process in the most efficient manner possible.
At Moradi Saslaw, our child support attorneys will work alongside you to ensure you know and understand California’s child support guidelines and how California computes child support. Our Palo Alto family law lawyers will help you find creative ways to maximize your resources to benefit your children.
Additionally, our attorneys will:
To discuss the many child support services offered by Moradi Saslaw, contact us in Palo Alto. We will gladly meet with you to examine your case in detail.
In California, child support is based on a guideline that includes a complex mathematical formula that considers the following:
Judges are required to follow the guideline and its mathematical formula to ensure there is a minimum level of child support for any child and uniformity in child support calculation. Judges may only deviate from the guideline in limited situations.
In circumstances where the guideline would not be fair or reasonable, a judge may award a greater or lesser amount of child support. These include factors like:
In addition to the basic child support guideline amount, there are also mandatory add-ons to child support that a parent can be ordered to pay for the benefit of the children. These are as follows:
Unless specified by the judge, child support add-ons are shared by the parents equally.
Before preparing or filing any documents regarding child support, it is in your best interest to discuss your case with an experienced Palo Alto, child support attorney like those at Moradi Saslaw. Some deviations and add-ons may significantly affect your child support amount.
Whether your child support case is a stand-alone matter or part of a larger divorce or custody case, Moradi Saslaw stands ready with the knowledge and resources to fight for you. Contact us today.