San Diego Child Support Attorney
For parents, understanding their rights and obligations pertaining to San Diego child support matters can be quite confusing. Parents going through a divorce proceeding or ones who are trying to enforce a child support order can greatly benefit from the skills of an experienced San Diego child support attorney. San Diego child support attorneys can help with obtaining, modifying, and enforcing a child support order.
Obtaining and Enforcing a Child Support Order
Child support typically begins with an order for support being issued during a divorce proceeding or when paternity is established and upon a request made to the courts. A child support order can be obtained before a divorce proceeding is finalized. With the help of a skilled child support lawyer, one can review California state guidelines to determine the amount of child support that should be paid. The state guidelines utilize a formula based on income (including regular overtime and bonuses), the amount of time each parent spends with the child(ren), and any special educational and health care needs of the child.
Child supports payments are due during a specific time each month. In the State of California, employers are required to withhold child support payments from paychecks. Even though we have such laws, there are times that payers will fail to make their regular monthly payments. Either they switch their jobs or stop working altogether. Fortunately, when child support payments are not made, there are a number of remedies that can be pursued in attempts to collect the child support owed. Upon the failure of a payer to pay child support, courts may issue an order to suspend any drivers, recreational, professional or business licenses they may have, and/or require that all future payments be paid in advance or even place the non-payer in jail.
Get Help From an Expert San Diego Child Support Attorney
Child custody and child support matters are sometimes the most contentious of legal disputes. Issues of custody, visitation, the amount of child support to be paid and even issues of paternity can create a complex controversy. At the San Diego child support lawyer office of Sharman L. Brooks, we help individuals face these issues head on and overcome them. As a leading San Diego child support lawyer, Sharman L. Brooks can skillfully negotiate on your behalf and file all the necessary paperwork so that you may achieve your goals in court. If you have any questions or need help negotiating a child support order or even modifying one that is already in place, please contact San Diego child support lawyer Sharman L. Brooks today!
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