16 May 2013 0 Comments

Financial Support Payment

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If you are going through a divorce, the lives of your minor children may be altered.  One of the first issues that come to mind is child support.
Child support is the financial support paid from one parent to the other – the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent.

Support is ordered when one parent is awarded sole legal or physical custody.  If joint custody is awarded to both parents, child support payments are based on how much money each parent earns and how much time the children spend with each parent.
The amount of support is determined using the following factors:

  • The accustomed standard of living
  • Income and financial requirements of the custodial parent
  • The non-custodial parent’s ability to pay
  • The child’s needs, including education, day care, medical, etc.
  • Failure to meet child support obligations is serious, and the parent can be held accountable.  Each family is different and the challenges each parent faces are unique.

Whether you are having trouble making child support payments because of a significant change in your life, such as job loss, or you are a parent seeking back child support from an ex-spouse, contact the law offices of Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderons in Riverside to discuss your issues.

An experienced, well-established family law attorney can be a tremendous asset to parents navigating through the child support process.

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