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Do Joint Custody and Child Support go Hand in Hand?

Child support and custody matters are very different from one another; however, they still go hand in hand with each other. In many cases, one parent is still ordered to pay child support even if they have joint custody with the other parent. The possibility of child support does not go away just because two parents see their child. There are many considerations that go into both custody and child support decisions, and now you can find out more.

Understanding Child Support and Joint Custody

Child support is a lot different from custody. These are payments that are made by a parent to help with their child’s financial needs. Child support payments are usually enforced when a divorce, separation, annulment, and more takes place. Sometimes, these payments are determined by the custody arrangement between parents.

Joint custody is a lot different because it is the way in which parents share custody with one another. In situations or joint custody, two parents could share day-to-day responsibilities of a child as well as the important decision-making. These decisions can be made in regard to education, healthcare, religion, and more. In many cases, two parents can solve these matters outside the courtroom, but in other cases speaking to a judge may be necessary.

How Joint Custody and Child Support Can Work Together 

In some situations, if one parent has sole custody of their child, the non-custodial parent will still be ordered to pay child support. However, joint custody works differently. In situations where both parents are seeing their child for certain amounts of time, the finances of both parents will be taken into consideration. The gross annual income will be taken into consideration as well as factors like the number of children in the home, age of the children, basic living expenses, and more.

It can sometimes be difficult to understand some of these concepts, which is why it is important to speak to an experienced family law attorney today. Luckily, we can help you understand how joint custody and child support works. 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.