The California Family Code contains clear, specific guidelines for initial determinations of child support, but that does not mean that assumptions are safe nor that disputes do not occur. If you expect to pay or receive child support - or your concerns involve a support modification or enforcement - it is extremely important to seek reliable legal counsel.
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Dedicated family lawyer Kevin L. Qualls has more than 20 years of experience guiding men and women through all aspects of divorce, addressing paternity issues, and pursuing and defending post-judgment modifications of child support and other orders. Our legal team will work closely with you to ensure that the child support order in your case is based on accurate information and is as fair to you as possible under the law.
The primary factors in determining child support are the incomes of each parent and the amount of time each will spend with the child under custody and visitation orders. Our knowledge and experience extend to complex situations such as:
- Deviations from child support guidelines when a parent is an exceptionally high wage earner
- Accurate calculation of child support "add-ons" for preschool and after-school care, given the fact that each party will be required to pay half the cost of necessary child care
- Divorce cases involving disputes over self-employment earnings or unreported income
- Enforcement and collection proceedings before the California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS)
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As you make other critical decisions about how to approach your divorce or paternity case, it is vital to have a solid understanding of child support laws. In addition to guiding our clients skillfully and attentively through this process, we can assist you in petitioning for or defending against a child support modification sought to a substantial change in circumstances.
To request a free half-hour consultation directly with an Orange child support attorney at Kevin Qualls Family Law, call 800-783-1934 or contact us online anytime.