Supporting your child

One of the most important parts of a divorce settlement is your child’s future.  Child support is set up so that the costs of raising a child will be shared by both parents.

When the child has special needs, they will be taken into account when the amount of support is calculated for the non-custodial parent.  In some cases, the parent may have to pay a portion of the child’s healthcare and education expenses.  It is important to resolve how much will be paid and how those payments will be made.

There are two types of child support orders:

1.  Non-governmental – order made by a family law judge

2.  Governmental – order made by a child support commissioner involving the Department of Child

    Support Services

If you are going through a divorce or just having problems with your former spouse paying child support, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will help you protect your rights and those of your children.