While it is true that, in most cases, child support obligations are calculated by a computer program in California, it is important to understand that there are many variables that can alter the amount of support the court ultimately orders.
A savvy attorney knows that some factors that are important in determining the non-custodial parent’s income — commissions, overtime wages, one-time bonuses, salary advances, loans, etc. — are arguable and can be characterized in different ways to affect the amount of child support ordered.
Other issues — such as custodial time sharing, filing status, and any special medical or educational needs of the child — may also come into play. That is why it is so important to discuss any child support issue with an experienced lawyer.
At the Law Office of Ann A. Thomson in Seal Beach, Ann offers sound legal advice and experienced representation to clients in Southern California who need help to ensure that a child support order is fair. Contact Ann today for a free initial consultation.
Your circumstances and your child’s needs are likely to change over time. When your needs change to the extent that the original child support order is no longer sufficient, Ann can help you seek a child support modification.
Enforcing an order of child support will almost certainly require the services of an experienced lawyer. Seal Beach family lawyer Ann A. Thomson can represent you in a family law proceeding in court and she can also represent you in any Department of Child Support Services hearing.