The support of any children affected by a divorce is the main concern during a divorce proceeding. After custody has been decided, the court will rule on if and how much child support will need to be paid by the non-custodial parent. To best defend your rights and argue your side of the case, you will need to retain the services of a qualified California family law attorney like Peter Flanagan.
Child support allows for the financial burden of raising a child to be shared by both parents even though they are not married. The court will consider many factors when deciding if and how much child support is appropriate.
- Earning potential of both parents
- Living conditions of the family before a divorce
- Custodial situation (shared, visitation, etc.)
- Special care needed by the child due to medical conditions
- Need to pay for daycare for child
The goal behind child support payments is to balance the burden between both parents so that the life of the child is not adversely affected by the divorce. While the court always has the best interest of the child in mind, the decisions that are reached may not always seem fair. By having good representation in your child support case, you can give yourself the best chance at receiving a deal that you consider to be fair.
Call our office today for a free consultation. We will be happy to work with you on this case and support you each step of the way.