Every parent wants the assurance that his or her child will get everything he or she needs. This is especially true when divorce breaks up a family. That assurance requires financial support.
When a couple divorces and there are children involved, the family court considers the following factors when determining child support:
- The income of each parent
- The parent’s earning potential if currently unemployed
- The age of each child
- The needs of each child
After the child support amount is determined and agreements have been made, there is not always a guarantee that the paying parent will make timely payments, or pay at all.
If you are facing a child support dispute or need representation for a child support determination or modification matter, contact an experienced Orange County Divorce attorney who will help you explore your legal options and actions.