Careful Review To Ensure Fair Child Support

California follows a guideline approach to determine child support. The formula takes into consideration the income of the custodial and noncustodial parent as well as the amount of parenting time each parent has with the child. Deviating from the guidelines only occurs in rare circumstances. It can also be difficult to later seek a modification, so it is crucial to get the calculation correct the first time.

As such, it is critical for anyone involved in a child support dispute to have an attorney who can carefully review their case. The final child support calculation is only fair when accurate income numbers and a parenting time allocation get plugged into the formula.

If you reside in Los Angeles County or the surrounding parts of Southern California, contact the Law Offices of Liana Stepanyan for assistance with child support matters. Regardless of whether child support disputes come up during divorce, after divorce and in paternity proceedings, we can help.

Schedule your free initial consultation by calling our Glendale office at 818-334-2932 now.

Are You Paying Too Much/Receiving Too Little?

If financial circumstances have changed since the issuance of a child support order — an injury or illness prevents full-time work or the other parent received a promotion and substantial raise — you can petition the court to modify the existing child support order. You must be able to demonstrate a significant change of circumstances in order to justify a modification.

It can be difficult to meet this standard, but not impossible. Instead of going into child support arrears that may be impossible to ever pay off, find out if a modification can help.

Your Case Is Unique

Attorney Liana Stepanyan can analyze your situation and run a guideline child support calculation. This first step can help you make informed decisions. Years after an initial order, it can indicate whether it might be time to seek a modification.

Get individualized answers to child support questions from an experienced lawyer by emailing the Law Offices of Liana Stepanyan.