The process of determining child or spousal support levels and enforcing support agreements/orders can be complicated. Fortunately, a trusted attorney such as Raed “Ron” J. Nijmeddin, can ease this burden by serving as an advocate to protect your interests and the interests of children. If you require advice or representation regarding child or spousal support, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Raed “Ron” J. Nijmeddin for an estimated calculation of child support and/or spousal support.
Calculating Child And Spousal Support In California
In the State of California two main factors are taken into consideration while calculating child support obligations: the income of each parent, and the amount of time each parent spends with his or her children. In most cases, the parent lacking custody must pay child support, but not always. The required level of child support may vary based on the parents’ income, the extent of childcare expenses, and the parent’s tax filing status.
The factors used to determine spousal support differ significantly from those used for child support. The court must take several considerations into account, including, most notably, the standard of living enjoyed by both spouses while they were married and together, and the marketable skills the supported spouse can use to maintain this standard of living. If the supported spouse sustained significant periods of unemployment while married, this may also be taken into account. Other common factors include the age and health of both spouses, a documented history of domestic violence, the duration of the marriage, and past criminal convictions. If later, changes in financial or medical circumstances take place for the spouse charged with paying alimony, it may be possible to secure a modification with the help of a family attorney such as Raed “Ron” J. Nijmeddin.
The right attorney can provide valuable feedback regarding child support and spousal support. Whether you are in the midst of a divorce or legal separation, you can count on Raed “Ron” J. Nijmeddin for high-quality legal representation to protect your interests.