California courts take the issue of child support seriously. The well-being of children falls legally on both parents who are financially responsible for the support of the children. Whether a couple is divorcing, legally separated or just separated without a legal standing, the attitude of the courts is the same.
A judge will determine the amount of child support based on statewide guidelines and will direct parents to meet this obligation by issuing a child support order. This part of a separation or a divorce is usually the most contentious issue between couples, who must attempt to put their differences aside for the good of their children.
Even though the welfare of all children is critical, couples in disagreement with each other may sometimes attempt to shirk their obligation, either by refusing to pay or seeking to pay much less than they should. When these types of disagreements pop up, it is essential to retain the services of a child support lawyer such as The Law Office of Robert B. Treister.
Mr. Treister is a seasoned family law attorney who has helped to resolve countless child support issues throughout his over 30 years of law practice. He understands the state of California’s methodology for determining levels of child support and also how to make persuasive arguments to ensure that a parent’s rights and a child’s rights are protected.
Courts use a formula to reach an appropriate amount of child support for each spouse. Judges will look at net disposable income for each parent, retirement payments, healthcare premiums and other related costs which are factored in. The court will look at wages, self-employment earnings, workers’ compensation benefits, interest and rental income and other sources to determine what amount each parent must pay. The court will also look at the amount of time each parent spends with a child, and the amount of child support will rise the less time a parent spends with that child.
It is important for an attorney to document all of these facts and issues so that a fair and reasonable amount of child support can be determined. However, sometimes child support laws can get complicated, it is best to have an attorney such as Mr. Treister representing your interests to ensure your child is protected and well taken care of going forward.
The Law Office of Robert B. Treister serves clients in Cerritos, Bellflower, Norwalk, Lakewood, Long Beach, La Palma and surrounding Southern California cities.
Law Office Of Robert B Treister 16400 Greenlake Lane, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 852-7038