The Best Child Support Attorney
It is the obligation of each parent to provide support for minor children of their relationship until the child reaches either:
- The age of 19 OR
- The age of 18 after having graduated from high school.
NOTE: Adult child support is also available for children with special needs, regardless of age. Each parent is also required to provide medical insurance coverage for their children if reasonably available and to pay one-half of all medical expenses not covered by insurance such as co-pays, etc.
William D. Evans is a Los Angeles child support lawyer based in Long Beach. He regularly serves the local areas; and because cases can take him far and wide, he has extensive experience representing his clients in all the family law courts throughout Southern California:
- Family Law Court Los Angeles
- Family Law Court Long Beach
- Family Law Court Orange County
- Family Law Court San Diego
The court is required to establish child support using a statutory formula which is determined by an algorithm. This is known as “Guideline” support and the amount of Guideline child support is mandatory and cannot be waived by either parent. The amount of child support is determined through consideration of each parent’s monthly income or earning capacity with financial adjustments for such things as medical insurance payments, interest payments, real property taxes paid and mandatory union dues.
Determination of each parent’s income is often complicated by the nature of a party’s employment. A party may be self-employed or engaged in a profession where a significant part of employment compensation is derived from commissions or bonuses:
- Real Estate Agents
- Stock Brokers
It is frequently necessary to use the services of a qualified forensic accountant to determine the monthly controllable cash flow for such a person and to enable the court to make a fair and equitable support order. A court may not see the wisdom of arguing a fair level of support because of the fluctuating nature of someone in one of the beforementioned avocations. Because of this, it is IMPERATIVE that you employ the services of an experienced and professional Los Angeles child support lawyer like William D. Evans. William D. Evans has a team of forensic accountants he works closely with to make sure that you get the best result possible.
The second component of child support is the amount of time the child spends with each parent pursuant to the child custody agreement or order in the case. This is known as custodial timeshare. When the respective adjusted income of each party is determined and the timeshare with each parent is established, a Guideline child support monthly payment amount can be established. This is payable to the parent which the court determines to be entitled to receive the payments for the benefit of the minor child. The family law court may order additional monthly payments for one-half the amount of child care expenses necessary to enable the custodial parent to work or participate in education to develop employable skills.
Child support issues may be difficult to navigate without an experienced attorney. William D. Evans, Long Beach child support attorney, has been practicing family law in California for more than 4 decades. He has helped his clients through sometimes extremely complex and emotional child custody and child support cases.
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If you are considering separation or divorce, and your case will be tried in any family law court Los Angeles; start a conversation with the best family law attorney Los Angeles. We have experience in all venues of family law in the local area; from Los Angeles courthouses to Orange County courthouses. Choose the Long Beach Attorneys you can trust, William D. Evans, APLC.
Remember, William D. Evans is not only a family law attorney…he teaches the law. As a professor in the field of family law, he is especially suited to handling your divorce in California.
William D. Evans offers a free 30-minute initial consultation. Call William D. Evans at (562) 439-9001 to discuss your options today.