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Irvine Child Support Lawyers

Establishing, Enforcing, and Modifying Child Support in Orange County

At Sullivan Law & Associates, our Irvine child support attorneys have extensive experience in divorce, child support enforcement, and modifying support orders. Founding attorney Richard Sullivan has handled over 15,000 family law cases and has been practicing law for 40 years. He and our team have handled thousands of cases on both sides of child support proceedings – for clients who are entitled to support and for those who must pay support. We know

We know how California child support guidelines work and understand how to present our clients’ cases to protect their interests and the well-being of their children.

Establishing Child Support

Like any family law matter that involves children, child support is an issue that can easily become contested and complex. After all, you are dealing with something that will affect you, your children, and your financial stability. These cases greatly benefit from the immediate involvement of an experienced child support attorney.

Calculating child support does not have to be a stressful experience. Call (949) 565-2793 for the counsel and guidance you need.

How Is Child Support Calculated in CA?

Under California law, child support is calculated according to uniform statewide guidelines:

  • The court will consider the gross income of each parent, including: wages, tips, commissions, bonuses, self-employment earnings, unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation benefits, disability benefits, rental income, Social Security, pensions, and all other income sources.
  • The court will subtract certain items to calculate each parent’s disposable income, including: taxes, mandatory union dues, health premiums, mandatory retirement contributions, and child support or spousal support already being paid.
  • The court will then set a child support payment amount based on each parent’s net disposable income and the percentage of time each parent spends with the child or children.

Though there is a set formula used to determine child support, there are ways to properly represent your case to help you achieve a result that works for you and your children. You also have the option of coming to your own agreement regarding child support and other terms of your separation or divorce, if you can work with your spouse on these matters outside of the courtroom.

Find out more about your options, rights, and responsibilities in this important matter. Contact our child support lawyers today at (949) 565-2793. We serve Irvine and surrounding areas in Orange County.

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