Sacramento Child Support Attorney Advocates for Fair Rates
California family law firm ensures accurate information is used in support calculations
Parents have a legal obligation to support their children financially, even if those parents are divorced from, or were never married to, their partner. Williams Family Law can evaluate your circumstances and advise you on what the rate set by California law might be. This is important to know whether you are going to use the court formula or try to work out an arrangement with your partner. We advocate on behalf of custodial and noncustodial parents for a fair rate by making sure that accurate information is being used at all times.
Advising parents on the child support statewide guidelines
When determining child support levels, the California Child Support Calculator takes into account several objective factors, including:
- Income — The monthly net incomes of both the custodial and noncustodial parents are tabulated.
- Number of children — In an action concerning children shared by two parents, support payments relating to children of other relationships are also considered.
- Health insurance — California law recognizes that health insurance premiums are a major expense for families, so a child support determination factors in what each parent contributes to this cost.
Hidden income from sources such as off-the-books work can lead to an unfair rate that hurts you and your children. Williams Family Law can uncover this type of information and bring it to the court’s attention.
Aiding families with rate modifications when circumstances change
In most cases, child support obligations continue until the child turns 18, or 19 if they are a still a full-time high school student. Accordingly, payments can often run for more than a decade, and it’s very likely that one or both parents will experience a financial change during that time. If you are paying or receiving child support based on information that is outdated, we can help you immediately. If there has been a job loss, disabling injury, incarceration or other significant change, the Law Office of Stephanie L. Williams will petition the court for relief on your behalf.