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Calculating Child Support Can be a Widely Complex Process

Income Shares Model in California 

A variety of states handle child support calculations in different ways. In California, a process is used known as the income shares model. In this process, the court bases child support on the income of both parents as well as how many children they have. For instance, what if one parent makes $3,000 a month and another makes $2,500? Together, they have a shared income of $5,500. From there, the court will look at what it costs to raise their children and come up with a total monthly support obligation based on such.

However, you should not always trust that the court will use one of these methods in your case. Sometimes they deviate from the standard because there are other unique circumstances involved in the case, from the specific needs of the child, the child’s standard of living before the divorce, and the ability of a parent to pay child support. If one parent pays child support for two or more families, this may also come under consideration. As you can see, every situation is unique, which is why it is important to have an attorney.

What is Needed: Financial Statements 

When you are working with an attorney to get to the bottom of your child support needs, you will probably fill out a financial statement. This will give the court a better look into both financial situations before making a decision that could have a direct impact on your family. The court may also look at the pre-divorce standard of living and attempts to continue this standard of living for the children involved.

If you believe that the child support judgment is unfair on either end, you will also need an attorney to help you through this time. A hearing will be held for the court to determine modification based on a change of circumstances in your case. If you need help with your case, give us a call today. We are here for you.

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Customer Reviews

Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.