Divorce Attorney Carlsbad, San Diego.
At first glance, a fair determination of child support when parents are separated or divorced seems straightforward. However, the standard calculation of child support used by the state of California is very complex. The appropriate child support figure is called “guideline” support. The courts use a computer program to calculate guideline support, such as Dissomaster or Xspouse, and the program takes into account each parent’s income and the actual time spent with the child. There are numerous other inputs in the program that will help increase (or decrease) your support.
It is highly recommended that anyone seeking to request or modify child support consult with attorneys that have experience with these support programs. We find that many family law attorneys overlook critical input factors that will affect the final outcome. Contact us to learn how we can help ensure that you:
Pay no more than you are legally bound to pay as noncustodial parent, or
Receive (for your child’s benefit) as much as you are entitled to as the child’s primary custodial parent