Child Support

In some instances, a parent can apply for financial support from a co-parent- these child support payments are intended to support the child's life. The law attempts to ensure that a child has financial support from both parental parties. While this may seem straightforward, applying for and obtaining child support in California can be extremely complex, depending on the circumstances.

Numerous factors will determine the value of child support payments in California. The law will assess each parent's income, the number of children, the custody arrangement, retirement contributions, healthcare contributions, and a host of other factors.

In California, child support typically covers only the general living costs of the child. This means that you can access funds that are for ordinary living costs. Keep in mind there are other costs that are not typically covered by a general child support payment. These include medical costs, childcare, and more.

While you can file for child support without an attorney, there are numerous risks associated with approaching the process on your own. If you don't have family law experience, you may make a mistake that can cost you money.

At Clark & Gomez, Attorneys at Law, we understand the importance of child support agreements and can guide you through the process and ensure that your best interests are protected. We are always ready to help parents obtain the financial support they need to provide for their children.