Divorce is stressful for everyone involved, especially when both parties need to come to an agreement about child custody and support. At The Law Offices of Joseph Torri, we understand that child custody and support can be a contentious part of the divorce process. We will make sure that the outcome of your case is beneficial to both you and your children.
How to Figure the Child Support Amount
The parent who has limited visitation or no custody usually doesn’t like the idea of having to pay child support each month. They may try to fight these payments but the law tends to work in the custodial parent’s favor. The custodial parent will likely get the outcome they want, which could be up to hundreds of dollars each month.
Child support can be a complex issue but a family law attorney can make the process much simpler. They can come up with the amount of child support that should be paid to the custodial parent by using a complicated formula that takes into consideration:
- Your total monthly wages after taxes
- The non-custodial parent’s total income after taxes
- The number of qualifying children; this includes children under 18 in most cases
If the non-custodial parent is unemployed they will still have to pay some amount of child support.
If you share joint custody of your children, the court will take the appropriate amount of child support from both parent’s total wages after taxes.
Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer
A good divorce lawyer will make sure that every detail of your case is accounted for, so that you will receive the most accurate amount of child support.
If you are fighting for child support and custody, call The Law Offices of Joseph Torri in Whittier, California to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.