In California, child support is based on a very simple idea: Children are entitled to the financial support of both parents. At Lonich & Patton, we are committed to helping parents get fair and equitable child support for their children.
California Child Support
The state of California has developed a complicated mathematical formula for determining how much child support will be awarded. Some of the factors considered when determining child support levels include the number of children, the percentage of time a child spends in the custody of each parent, income of each parent, health insurance premiums and any child support payment made to other children.
While this system is effective in a majority of cases, it is imperfect. The child support calculator is dependent on the accuracy of the information used in making the calculations. We work closely with our clients to ensure that child support decisions are based on accurate information.
Our attorneys examine the family assets, seek out any hidden assets, examine business ownership issues, and handle property evaluations. In addition, we have significant experience in calculating the income of self-employed business owners and assessing the value of noncash assets of expatriates working in foreign countries.
Child Support Modification and Enforcement
It is important to recognize that child support payments are subject to modification, either because of changes to the guidelines or a substantial change in the circumstances of the parents. We have significant experience in representing clients seeking child support modifications and enforcement of child support orders, as well as parents in collection actions related to back child support payments.
Contact Our San Jose Child Support Lawyers
Please contact Lonich & Patton for a free initial consultation if you have any questions about California child support. Our attorneys can be reached by phone at (408) 553-0801 or through the intake form on our Contact Us page.
1871 The Alameda, Ste. 475
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 553-0801
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Where We Practice
Lonich & Patton, LLP handles matters for clients in northern California, especially San Jose and Silicon Valley. Our services are available to anyone within the following counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito. For a full listing of areas where we practice, please click here.