Child Support FAQs

Child Support FAQs

When it comes to family law, the process and intricacies can be too much to take in. At Sierra Family Law in Sacramento, California, we specialize in providing our clients with the legal and emotional support they need to ensure their needs and interests are prioritized. Whatever your situation might be when it comes to child custody, here are four of the most commonly asked questions with regard to child support. For an experienced family lawyer you can trust, reach out to our team today!

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What Does Child Support Cover?

Child support is meant to provide for general living expenses like clothing, food, shelter, and medical care. Child support is NOT meant to contribute to luxury items and is also not designed to provide for the living expenses of the custodial parent.

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How is Child Support Calculated?

It’s vital to understand how child support is calculated so that you can understand how payment decisions are made. Many factors are taken into account, such as:

  • Monthly expenses

  • Income

  • Assets

These factors are used to determine both the needs of the child as well as the payment capabilities of the parent paying child support.

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Can the Amount of Child Support Be Changed?

It is possible to change the amount of child support paid each month, but to start the process, a petition will need to be submitted detailing the change of financial situation. A family lawyer is able to help you submit the needed paperwork to modify your child support.

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What is “Past Due Support?”

Past due support refers to child support payments that have been missed by the parent who is required to make them. Past due support can result in garnished paychecks and cannot be discharged due to bankruptcy. For help with past-due support, reach out to our family lawyer today.

When it comes to child support, having a family attorney on your side can help the process go smoothly and make sure your interests are prioritized. If you are looking for a family law firm you can trust, reach out to the team today!

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