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Child Support And Modifications

In California, a calculation that considers a number of factors determines child support. They include:

  • Parent's income.
  • Number of children in the family.
  • Who pays for health insurance for the child or children.
  • While the required child support level is set in the divorce decree and stipulation, it is not fixed with no changes possible. Rather, it can change due to changes in the incomes of the parties and other circumstances.

Major Life Changes And Their Effects On Child Support

The Law Office of Martha J. Olson & Associates represents clients throughout Santa Clara County with child support, enforcement and modification needs. As your lawyer, we provide experienced advice and representation in all such matters to both those currently in the process of divorce, and to those who have been divorced for some time but who have had major changes occur in the life situations.

Clear Advice Based On Decades Of Experience In Family Law

As life goes on after divorce, the needs of the children and the circumstances of the parents can change dramatically. If the income of a party increases significantly due to a promotion or sudden onset of wealth, we will go to court on the client's behalf to obtain a child support modification.

Likewise, if the income of a responsible party decreases due to a job loss, disability, or other reason, often we can obtain a modification. However, not every change in income or in life circumstances will warrant a child support modification from the court.

Whether you are a noncustodial parent or share joint legal custody of the children, if you think that your child's parent should consider a change to the amount of support, our child support attorneys can provide an analysis for you. If our evaluation shows that it is in your best interests to obtain a modification in child support, we can go to court and achieve this for you.

Call The Law Office Of Martha J. Olson & Associates

Reach our firm at 408-703-1124. Contact us at our San Jose, California, office location to schedule a free half-hour initial consultation with an attorney experienced in child support. In some cases, it may be necessary to establish paternity.