A Trusted Law Firm For Child Support Issues
At the law firm of Macksoud Macksoud & Davis, LLP, we have helped many clients in Los Angeles County and Orange County and throughout Southern California protect their rights in contested child support proceedings. If you are involved in a divorce or need help with a paternity or child support modification proceeding, we are here to provide experienced advice and representation.
Calculating Child Support In California
In almost all cases in California, child support is determined by a mandatory guideline formula that takes into account, among other things, the gross incomes of both parents as well as the amount of parenting time each has with the child.
Although in limited circumstances a court may deviate from the guideline formula, anyone who is involved in a divorce, paternity proceeding or post-judgment modification proceeding involving a child support dispute should retain an experienced family law attorney who is knowledgeable about the California child support guidelines, the allowable deductions and the circumstances in which they may be inapplicable.
Complex Child Support Issues
While on its face the California child support guideline formula may seem straightforward, many scenarios present complex issues that require the attention of an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney. Such complex issues include an unemployed or underemployed parent, a parent who is self-employed or a parent who has unearned income.
With more than 40 years of combined family law experience, our attorneys have significant expertise in these and other complex child support issues. We are prepared to protect you and your child’s rights no matter how complex the issues.