Indio Child Support Lawyer
Parents are responsible for providing for the financial needs of their children. After a break-up occurs between a couple with a child or children, one parent may be in a need to receive money from the other parent for purposes of child support. The parent in need of child support may file a request for order for child support from the other parent. If the parents live in the Coachella Valley, the Larson Justice Center is the name of the Riverside Superior Court located in Indio, California where the case would be filed. Indio child support lawyers at the Law Offices of Joseph Torri can provide an initial consultation.
Child support orders can be made until the child turns 19 if the child is still in high school. However, child support generally terminates once the child turns 18. There are various types of cases where child support orders can be made. Petitions for Custody and Support of Minor Children are available for parents and registered domestic partners who wish not to get divorced nor legally separated. Petitions for custody and support of minor children are also available when the parents have signed a voluntary declaration of paternity. Child support orders can also be made in divorce, legal separation and annulment cases (for married parents or parents in a registered domestic partnership). Child support is also ordered out of paternity cases when one parent files a petition to establish a parental relationship. If domestic violence is at issue, the court can order child support in domestic violence restraining order cases for married or unmarried parents.
The guideline child support formula is used throughout California to calculate how much is owed in child support. Courts look at several factors in determining child support, but the earnings of each parent and the timeshare with the children are two of the most significant factors plugged into the guideline calculation. Mandatory union dues, health insurance expenses, the actual tax filing status of each parent, the cost of sharing daycare and uninsured health-care costs along with other factors are used in determining the guideline.
The court bases child support on a parent's “net disposable income” which is income after state and federal taxes and other required deductions. Bonusses, commissions, overtime and other supplemental or non-wage income if the court determines that this income occurs regularly. The court will not consider income from CalWORKS, General Assistance/General Relief or SSI (Supplemental Security Income). California Family Code Section 4053 covers the child support laws in California. Since this is not a complete description about the child support laws in California, consult with an Indio child support attorney about what it will take for an attorney's representation. Joseph Torri provides fully-retained representation and limited scope representation. Limited scope representation may be available to a potential client based on a number of circumstances, but is a more affordable solution in many situations.
Since Indio is in the County of Riverside, the divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Joseph Torri represent clients in Riverside, Moreno Valley, Banning, Hemet, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, and the remaining cities in the county.