“I can’t be responsible to pay for my childrens schooling and sport activities alone, now that I’m single. It’s just not fair!” 

When a marriage is dissolved or two partners split and there are children involved, child support is a very important part of the process that needs to be properly configured. Both parents are obligated to support their children to meet all of the children’s needs. When planning child support, it is most important to think of what the child will require to be safe, stable and comfortable in his or her home. There are several guidelines that are taken into account when adjusting the amount of child support required by one parent. JB Dath is an experienced California state child support lawyer and has a close understanding of all the aspects investigated when creating a child support agreement.

Every situation and family is unique and has varying circumstances, which is why we advise both custodial and non-custodial parents on issues involving child support, and we can help you to reach an amicable settlement with the other parent of your child. Obviously our main goal is stability and consistency in your child’s life. We want to help you navigate smoothly through this transitional period. There are some cases where child support is unnecessary. For example, if parents share rotating custody, then there may be no need for one parent to pay child support to the other depending upon the comparative incomes of the parties.

Many parents have concerns about help paying for private school tuition, after school programs, sports or other expenses that are not taken into account in basic child support calculation. In circumstances like these, the amount can definitely be adjusted up or down to account for the extra costs. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your case in great detail to determine your child or children’s needs.