In California, a parent’s primary obligation is to support his or her minor children. Each parent is expected to pay for the support of a child according to his or her ability.
California created a standard mathematical formula that is used by The Law Offices of Teresa Beyers and judicial officers to calculate child support. Information placed into this formula includes the earnings and income of each parent; the amount of time each parent takes care of the child (“timeshare”); certain expenses; and the number of other minor children that the parent is required by law to support.
Judicial officers have the final authority to determine the amount of a child support order. The Guideline Calculator provides only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be ordered. There are other factors that may also impact the amount of a child support order.
Each case is unique and before granting guideline child support, the judge will examine the facts. Generally speaking, a child support order is based on the income and timeshare of the children by each party and can be modified when there is a significant change in circumstance that requires that a child support order be changed. For example, the loss of a payer’s job may not be sufficient grounds for a modification, unless it appears likely that the payer will not be able to obtain a new position at a comparable salary.
When advising you, attorney Teresa Beyers will carefully review your situation and provide you with an objective assessment of your legal options.
In a child support case, the financial stakes can be high particularly if the paying spouse has a significant income. Teresa Beyers provides vigorous representation in family court. From the start of your case to its conclusion, Ms. Beyers will work diligently to protect your rights and interests.
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