Parents are responsible for providing for their natural or adopted children. This is true whether or not parents are together, whether or not the parents are or were married to each other, and whether or not parents are well-to-do. The dollar amount of child support is determined through a state calculator. The formula takes into account the income of each parent, the percentage of time the child spends with each and other key factors.
Determining Child Support
A parent facing a coming child support order should seek legal counsel from an experienced, knowledgeable and hardworking family law attorney. Uncertainties may complicate questions related to child support. These uncertainties can include how to quantify self-employment income and what percentage of time the child will spend with each parent. At Law Offices of Liu and Hsu, P.C. A Professional Law Corporation, we represent our clients with principles and fair outcomes in mind. An attorney who listens, cares and gathers evidence in support of your side of the equation is a true advocate. Clients from throughout Los Angeles County and surrounding areas count on our knowledge and capable guidance.
Determining Spousal Support (Alimony)
Alimony or spousal support is a different matter altogether. It is typically determined in conjunction with property division. It is not arrived at through a strict formula. Rather, each case is unique in the eyes of a family law judge. A husband is not always expected to pay alimony to a wife. The court may order the other way around. Or the court may order no alimony from either side to the other. Another possible outcome is temporary spousal support for a dependent spouse who needs time to retrain, search for jobs and otherwise move toward self-sufficiency after the end of a marriage.
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Work with an experienced attorney at Law Offices of Liu and Hsu, P.C., as the important matter of child support or spousal support is under consideration in your California divorce or family law case. Learn how we can help you by emailing our Alhambra law offices or by calling 626-539-5377.
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