Brentwood Child Support Attorney

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Whether you need assistance initiating a child support order, enforcing a current support order, or modifying an existing support order, you can count on the Brentwood child support attorneys at Fernandez & Karney. Our child support lawyers in Brentwood are dedicated to guiding parents through the child support process and are:

  • Determined to working with parents to ensure support payments fit their financial means
  • Successful in recovering past due and back payments for struggling parents
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in calculating support in complex income situations

For competent and professional child support representation, contact the Brentwood offices of Fernandez & Karney now. We look forward to meeting with you and answering your child support questions. 

Our Brentwood Child Support Attorneys Can Help

Children have the right to the financial support of both parents in Brentwood, California. Several factors determine the monthly child support obligation of parents, including custody arrangements, child care costs, and health insurance. Building a healthy relationship with your child includes ensuring they have the financial support needed to meet their basic necessities.  This allows both of you to feel more secure. The Brentwood family law attorneys at Fernandez & Karney can help you whether you are seeking support from your co-parent or need to review your child support responsibility.

While you may be tempted to represent yourself in child support proceedings, it is a process best handled with the assistance of a professional. Fernandez & Karney’s child support attorneys will advocate for your interests, saving you valuable time and frustration.

We can also:

  • Ensure you understand California’s child support laws and how they affect your circumstances
  • Represent you in any related family law matters such as a paternity case, divorce, or legal separation
  • Review your support case for potential deviations, add-ons, or credits
  • Negotiate or litigate your case before the court, as needed

Learn more about Fernandez & Karney and our approach to child support cases in Brentwood. Call us today and schedule your confidential consultation.

Child Support Guideline in Brentwood

In Brentwood, California, the family court follows a mandatory state-wide formula when calculating child support. This formula takes factors into account, such as:

  • The parents’ income
  • The amount of time each parent spends with the children
  • Health insurance costs
  • Mandatory union dues
  • Other discretionary factors (CA Family Code § 4055.)

The calculation used by the court is designed to produce a child support award that reflects both parents’ standard of living. This can directly result in an improved standard of living for the custodial parent’s household.   

While the statutory guideline is meant to minimize conflict and litigation between parents, there is still a great deal of argument over available income and sources of income. This is especially true in cases of self-employment and family-owned businesses.

Modification of Child Support in Brentwood

Child support may be modified if either parent experiences a significant change in circumstances. This may include a significant increase or decrease in income, a job loss, incarceration of a parent, or a custody change.

Termination of Child Support in Brentwood

Child support typically ends at age eighteen or nineteen if a child is still in high school.  However, parents may make their own agreements to extend child support through college or to allow continued support of a disabled child through adulthood.

Contact an Experienced Brentwood Child Support Attorney

When you have questions or concerns about your child support, speak with a Brentwood child support lawyer. At Fernandez & Karney, our Brentwood child support attorneys are experienced and successful in all areas of child support negotiations, litigation, and modification.

Do not wait until your child support slips into arrears. Seek help right away. Call Fernandez & Karney in Brentwood and make your appointment today.