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Santa Clara Child Support Attorney

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If you're a parent in California, you might wonder how child support works. Santa Clara County has its own guidelines for child support, which are based on the income of both parents and the number of children involved.

How is Child Support Figured Out?

The first step is to figure out your monthly net income, which is your total income after taxes and other deductions. Santa Clara County uses a "support calculation software" to help determine how much child support should be paid, based on the income of both parents.

Once you have your monthly net income, the next step is to figure out how many children you have. Santa Clara County uses a "shared custody" guideline, which means that if you have 50/50 custody of your children, the child support will be based on your income only.

However, if you do not have 50/50 custody, the child support will be based on the income of both parents.

When Do You Need a Child Support Attorney in Santa Clara, CA?

It's difficult to determine when you need a child support attorney. The Santa Clara County Court website offers some general information, but every family's situation is unique. You might need an attorney if:

  • You are not married to the other parent
  • You were never married to the other parent
  • The other parent lives outside of California
  • The other parent is in the military
  • You have a child with special needs
  • You have a high income
  • The other parent has a high income
  • You are self-employed

An attorney can also help if you are not receiving the child support you are owed, or if the other parent is asking for more money than you think is fair.

If you are not sure whether you need an attorney, you can always schedule a consultation to discuss your case. During the consultation, the attorney will assess your situation and give you some advice on how to proceed.

What to Expect at the Consultation With a Child Support Attorney?

During the consultation, the attorney will ask you questions about your case. The attorney will also review any documents that you bring with you. After the consultation, the attorney will give you an idea of what to expect going forward and how much it will cost.

The consultation is an excellent opportunity to get to know the attorney and to decide if you want to work together.

The first step is usually to file the necessary paperwork with the court. Once that is done, the attorney will work with you to gather evidence and build your case.

The goal of child support is to make sure that your child has the financial support they need. An attorney can help you make sure that you are getting the child support you need, or that you are paying a fair amount.

If you have any questions about child support, or if you need help with your case, please contact us today. We would be happy to discuss your situation and help you find the best solution for your family.

We proudly service the following Santa Clara County Neighborhoods within the city of Santa Clara, CA: North 101, Metropolitan / Vallco Park South, Miramar Terrace / Las Brisas, Rivermark of Santa Clara, Roma Homes At Central Park / Cherry Orchard Place, Laurel Place / Pomeroy West, Vista Del Lago / Kentfield, Camino Del Prado / Casa Del Rey, Killarney Farms / Briarwood, Santa Clara Southwest.

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