Encino Child Support Lawyer
Empowering Parents in Tough Family Matters
Every parent has the legal duty to financially support their child. In the event of divorce or if parents are unmarried, the non-custodial parent can be ordered to periodically pay the custodial parent as a form of financial support to the child.
If you are negotiating child support with your spouse – whether you will be the payor or the payee – you deserve to work alongside a knowledgeable and compassionate child support lawyer in Encino. At Akbarian Law Group, we can help you understand your family law rights and options, make informed decisions, and pursue an arrangement that is fair and favorable.
Determining & Awarding Child Support in Los Angeles
To calculate child support, California uses a standard formula based on each parent’s income after taxes. These guidelines are used across the state. Parents have the right to decide and agree upon child support payments on their own, but courts use the state guidelines when parents cannot agree on an amount.
The child support formula considers factors such as:
- The amount of time the custodial parent has the child
- Each parent’s income
- Each parent’s cost of living
- The child’s special needs
- Each parent’s earning potential
- Each parent’s tax liabilities
- The number of children who need support
- Any children a parent supports from other relationships/marriages
Child Support Modifications
Once a child support order has been entered, it is not set in stone, though you will need a valid reason to request any changes. Over the years, Attorney Akbarian has helped numerous clients successfully modify child support orders that better provide for their children and reflect the reality of their financial situation. We can help you show the court the severity of your change in circumstances that requires modifications to your current support order.
Reach out to our Encino child support attorney at (818) 805-0212. We look forward to serving you.
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