Mission Viejo Child Support Lawyer
Are you seeking child support in Orange County?
Child support is a regular payment that is made by one ex-spouse to another for the
purpose of compensating for the cost of provision for their biological
child. The individual who is responsible to make these support payments
can be either the father or mother of the child depending on a number
of factors. If the mother is given a larger portion of custody of the
child then the father may be required to make payments to the mother and
In the same manner, if equal custody has been assigned and one spouse has
a significantly higher income than the other then they may be required
to make payments to the other spouse due to their lesser income. In some
cases, financial circumstances may change for one or both of the former
partners or spouses, requiring
child support modification.
Whether you are facing
contested divorce or a peaceful collaborative divorce, this issue may be rather prominent
in the process. A Mission Viejo child support attorney at our firm will
be able to
help you to determine what would be an adequate payment for you to receive in the case that you will need support. It is important for you to have
legal assistance in this matter so that you may aggressively pursue the
best arrangements for you and your children.
How long do parents have to pay child support?
When you are assigned to make child support payments, the first question
on your mind might be when you will be able to stop paying them. This
is a valid question and it can be answered by looking at how long a parent
is required to support his or her child. They must provide care for their
child until one of the following occurs:
- The child reaches 18 years of age, considered the age of majority. This
can be longer if the child is in college or has additional special needs.
- The child enters into the military
- The court states that the child is emancipated from the parent's care.
This happens when a minor performs some sort of action that demonstrates
that they are out from under their parent's care with the ability
to support themselves
- If a child is adopted, thereby putting an end to the birth parent's
responsibility to support the child
Every situation is unique, so we highly recommend that you communicate
with a Mission Viejo family law attorney before determining that you no
longer have to make payments. If you suddenly stop paying because you
believe you no longer have to, this
could create complications and be detrimental for you. Failure to make child support payments is considered being in contempt
of court, which could result in jail time. Fill out our
case evaluation form so that our knowledgeable legal team can help you determine your child
support payment criteria.
Why will you benefit from our help?
Among the many other issues that will need to be resolved in your divorce
case, child support payments can be extremely crucial to your financial
well-being in the future. Our firm has a history of success in the cases
that we handle and we are intent on fighting for your rights, the best
possible outcome for you and the most beneficial situation financially
and domestically for your child. We will be able to answer your questions
regarding your case, discuss your options with you, advise you of the
best action for you to take and provide you with aggressive representation
if you choose to work with us. Do not hesitate to
contact our firm for legal assistance from a Mission Viejo child support attorney today.
If you need an attorney for a child support case in Mission Viejo, do not
hesitate to call us today! We have 45 years of combined experience and
proudly serve the entire Orange County area including
Irvine and others. Schedule a case evaluation today.