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Child Support: The Basics and Questions You Might Have

child supportYou might not be well-equipped with all the information you need about child support. Perhaps you want to get started on your order because you know it could be beneficial to your child and family but you need to know more because you’re feeling clueless about the matter. Today we will take a look at what exactly child support is, how orders are created, and how things work if you are an unmarried parent.

The Basics of Child Support 

What is child support? When married parents divorce or separate, or when one unmarried parent has custody of a child, child support might be ordered. Every situation is different when it comes to child support and you might wonder if you can receive child support payments in your case.

Child support is a very important issue to many families, especially because many marriages end in divorce and there is a need for it. The state now takes child supports seriously and take an aggressive stance to ensure that both parents are supporting their child in emotional and financial ways. The family court works on child support matters and will issue an order according to the information that you give at your meeting. They take a variety of matters into consideration such as the custodial parent’s income and the needs of the children.

But what happens in the case of unmarried parents? Firstly, you will always have to establish a father’s paternity before you can move forward with a child support order. Once this is established, they will look at all other factors to determine a payment. This is typically based on a formula.

Are you a parent who is now divorced or you are unmarried and supporting your child? You might wonder how you can get started on your child support order. Luckily, we are here for you every step of the way. Call us for more information.

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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.