During the dissolution of a marriage, one parent is often awarded primary custody of the children. To ease the financial burden and ensure appropriate levels of care, the non-custodial parent is generally required to pay a support amount deemed appropriate by a judge. Dougherty & Associates of Sacramento provides excellent legal counsel through a child support lawyer who keeps the focus on what’s best for your family.
Obtain and Enforce Financial Obligations
Child support is often awarded during divorce and custody proceedings. In California, the local child support agency contacts the employer of the person ordered to pay support and requires wage garnishment so that payments are taken directly from the paychecks. If both parents want to work out payment in a different way, they can request a stay on the garnishment.
How to Calculate Payments
In California, there are a variety of factors that contribute to the dollar amount of support. These include income, tax obligations, earning history, insurance, medical costs, disability, costs for child care, health needs of the children and the amount of time each party spends with the children.
Assisting With Alimony
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is intended to allow both parties to maintain their standard of living throughout and after divorce. Spousal maintenance can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis depending on factors such as the way of life set during the marriage, the length of the marriage and the earning capacities, ages, job histories, and health of both individuals.
Fighting for Your Family in the Folsom & Roseville Areas
At Dougherty & Associates, we know how difficult the end of a marriage can be. With a focus on serving families in Sacramento, West Sacramento, Folsom, Arden Arcade, Roseville, Carmichael, Fair Oaks and Elk Grove, we provide expert legal counsel as they navigate a difficult time in their lives. To speak with a practiced child support attorney or for information on grandparents’ rights, call 916-877-9353 today.
Dougherty & Associates is a family law firm based in Sacramento, California. We serve clients throughout all of northern California, and routinely practice in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo and San Joaquin Counties.
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