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In California, since 1992 child support has been determined by the courts following uniformed guidelines. These guidelines can be difficult to navigate for parents going through a complex divorce case.

If you are struggling through your divorce and need to learn more about your child support obligations, or if you are looking to establish child support, call our Los Angeles child support attorneys to discuss the details of your case.

The Role of a Child Support Attorney

We are committed to providing affordable, high-quality family law representation for our clients throughout the Los Angeles area. Our Los Angeles-based child support attorneys understand how difficult this time in your life may be, and we are here to help ease the legal process as much as possible.

Courts determine child support according to guidelines including but not limited to:

  • Both parents hold mutual responsibility for the support of their children, taking into account each parent's actual income and level of responsibility
  • The interests of the child are held at top priority
  • The child's financial needs are met through private financial resources as much as possible
  • Children should receive fair, timely, and sufficient support reflecting the appropriate standard of living and high costs of raising a child in California

What is the New Child Support Law California in 2023?

California's 2023 child support law updates the existing child support calculation methods. The law emphasizes that both parents should contribute to their child's financial needs. The court considers the following factors when determining child support:

  • Income
  • Time spent with the child
  • Special needs of the child

How Much Back Child Support is a Felony in California?

In California, a non-paying parent can be charged with a felony if they owe $2,500 or more in back child support. This law is considered theft because the parent is stealing from their child.

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With bilingual services, our team at Castellanos & Associates, APLC can reach a diverse population of clientele in Los Angeles. To speak with an experienced divorce lawyer from our firm, contact us today. Se habla Español.

We offer free initial case consultations for every client. We have proudly served families throughout Los Angeles County for over 20 years.


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