Child Support in California | What You Should Know

If you are a parent who is getting divorced here in the state of California, you’re most likely wondering how your child support agreement will turn out. Child support is an incredibly common divorce-related issue, and our firm takes it very seriously. Please continue reading and reach out to a knowledgeable Los Angeles divorce attorney here at Zitser Family Law Group, APC to learn more about how child support works in CA and how our firm can help you reach a favorable agreement. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How is child support calculated in California?

In California, child support is calculated based on a child’s best interests and the supporting spouse’s financial situation. If you are looking to receive this support, you should first speak with our experienced Los Angeles child support attorneys, as we can take care of the legal aspect of your situation while you focus on what matters most: your family. Our firm will first file a court order. Child support will typically bein on the date the order is filed. Child support is not retroactive, so it is always best to file for child support as soon as you can.

Does child support ever end in California?

Parents who receive child support or are looking to receive child support often ask when child support is valid until. Typically in California, child support will continue until a child reaches the age of 18 or graduates high school. However, it is worth noting that, oftentimes, child support is extended to better accommodate a child’s needs. If a child plans on going to college, for example, his or her parent may request an extension on child support payments. Likewise, if a child has special needs and will require support for his or her adult life, the parent who receives financial support may also request an extension on child support payments. You should also note that in some cases, a supporting parent will have the right to terminate child support payments before a child reaches the age of 18. If you have any other questions about how child support works in CA, give us a call today. We are here to help in any way we can.

Contact our experienced Los Angeles firm

Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.

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