Child Support Attorney in Pasadena
Are you seeking child support?
Legally, any child of a couple (married or not) is owed support. The amount of support is determined by the court unless an agreement between the parents has been reached outside of court. Support is usually paid by wage assignment, which means the payments are deducted from the paycheck of the spouse responsible for paying support. In most situations, support is awarded until a child is 18 and finishes high school. If a child does not complete high school their requirements by the age of 18, the support continues until the child graduates or turns 19.
Child support cases can be extremely complex and stressful. Looking for a lawyer for your child support case in Pasadena? Attorneys at The Law Offices of Makupson & Howard are sensitive to both the legal and emotional aspects of these cases. We provide caring and capable legal counsel with the goal of protecting your rights and the welfare of your children. A Pasadena divorce lawyer from our firm can be counted on for competent legal representation in any child support matter, including modifications of an existing agreement and non-payment.
Pasadena Child Support Lawyer
Child support issues are usually addressed during divorce proceedings, but can also take place before or after a divorce case has been settled. The state's Agnos Minimum Child Support Standards Act is applied when determining the amount of child support a parent will pay. It involves various calculations that take into consideration:
- Your income
- Your ex-spouses incomes
- Health care costs
- Mandatory dues or retirement contributions
- The number of children you and your spouse have
- The amount of time the children spend with each parent
- Tax filing status of both you and your ex-spouse
- The number of other children you and your ex-spouse support
Attorney Carolyn A. Makupson is a court appointed minor's counsel that has represented the interests of children in many contested custody matters. She is intimately familiar with the various laws and issues pertaining to child support, and is a skilled client advocate in support cases.
Contact a Pasadena Child Support Attorney
from our office if you are seeking child support for experienced and knowledgeable legal assistance.
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