Representing Clients in Child Support Matters
Child support is an important issue to be resolved during the divorce or separation process. The Law Offices of Burch and Coulston, LLP, in Irvine, California, can advise and represent you in child support matters. We strive to obtain the best possible child support order for our clients, whether this is making sure the receiving parent is given the rightful support, while avoiding unreasonable financial burden on the paying parents.
How Are Child Support Calculations Determined?
The level of child support is determined by a formula in California statutes. The level depends on the incomes of the parties, the amount of time the child spends with each parent, and the amount of various expenses, such as mortgage interest and health care insurance.
Although child support is calculated using a formula set forth by a uniform computer program, the actual numbers entered into that program can influence the results. It is important to work with an attorney experienced in working with income figures and other child support calculations in order to have the best chance of reaching a favorable outcome.
Child Support Modifications and Enforcement
Long after a divorce or separation agreement is finalized, modifications in child support orders may be required. A parent may lose a job, or a child may suffer health concerns, among other things that require a modification of the original financial support. We can help obtain the modification and work out a new agreement that better fits the current situation.
Our firm also assists with child support enforcement. We act quickly to file a judgment against the payor, with the hope that just the threat of legal punishment will get him or her to pay arrearages and current support payments.
Contact an Orange County Child Support Lawyer
Do you have questions about the child support guidelines? For a consultation with a Santa Ana child support attorney at The Law Offices of Burch and Coulston, LLP, call 949.202.5728 or 866.909.6059 or contact us online. The firm serves clients throughout Orange County, including the cities of Irvine, San Clemente, Huntington Beach, Anaheim and Newport Beach.