Child Support in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Family Lawyers
Both parents have an obligation to provide financial support to their minor
children and in situations of
divorce or separation child support arrangements must be determined. Whether a
child is natural, adopted, born during marriage or to a couple that decided
not to marry, the child is owed a statutory duty of support.
Child support is used to cover the basic costs of raising the child, and
its uses include, but are not limited to:
- Medical care
What factors determine child support in California?
Many factors are considered when determining the amount of child support
payments, including both parent’s economic circumstances, the needs
of the child and how many children there are. In most situations, the
non-custodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent because
it is assumed that by maintaining custody they already contribute considerable
resources to the support of the child. Child support is typically provided
until a child reaches the age of 18, unless the court directs otherwise.
Get help from a Los Angeles child support lawyer!
At Claery & Hammond, LLP our
Los Angeles divorce attorneys represent individuals and families in types of child support cases. Founding partner
Lance Claery and attorney
Eli Hammond represent both custodial parents who are seeking support and noncustodial
parents who believe they are being taken advantage of by their former partners.
If you are a custodial parent seeking financial support from the other
parent to cover things like education, food, shelter and medical expenditures,
or are trying to get a reduction in the amount of child support you pay
due to a change in employment status, a family attorney at our firm can
assist you and protect your rights.
The Los Angeles divorce attorneys at Claery & Hammond, LLP can do a
great deal to help you with child support actions. We work hard to get
our clients the results they need. Our firm can help you gather and file
the necessary paperwork and advocate on your behalf at your child support
hearing. It's important that you contact us as soon as possible to
learn how we can help with your support case.
Call Claery & Hammond, LLP at (310) 817-6904 or fill out a
free case evaluation form today!