Factors in Determining Child Support Payments

To determine what you are entitled to receive in the form of child support, you will need to take some information into account. The amount is based upon several factors, including the income of both parents, the number of children involved, the type and amount of child care and living expenses, health insurance and medical care costs. If a parent is helping with the mortgage or providing free housing, that is considered. If a parent is paying for any other living expenses for a child, including gifts/money on a consistent basis, this is also a factor in determining child support.

You will need to become familiar with the state's child support calculation sheets. The information gathered on these forms will assist the court in making the proper determination of the appropriate child support payments. Child support is considered to be the first priority in meeting your monthly financial obligations. Child support takes greatest precedence, even over mortgage and car payments. This is the sentiment that the state and courts will have.

At the Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin, we work with moms, dads, husbands and wives on both sides of child support disputes. If you have child support questions in the Irvine, California, area, Orange County child support lawyer, Hollie A. Lemkin, can provide experienced legal help. Hollie emphasizes one-on-one attorney time, caring and personalized attention and committed and knowledgeable advocacy when fighting for her clients' child support rights. We limit the number of cases we handle, which ensures we'll have the time needed to effectively fight for your rights while providing superior client services. For more information about your child support rights, contact the Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin.