Roseville Child Support Lawyer
How Is California Child Support Calculated?
If you have been through the process of
divorce, or if you have a child out of wedlock, and you have not been granted
child custody rights, then you may be required to make child support payments. These
are designed to supplement the custodial parent's income and to help
cover various costs of provision for your child.
How Is Child Support Calculated?
1. Imputed Income
If the custodial parent is voluntarily and without just cause unemployed
or underemployed, then the court may impute income to them for the purpose
of calculating child support payments. This is so that you are not left
with 100% support responsibility of your child. Sadly, there are cases
in which the custodial parent will refuse promotions, pay raises, and
even employment so that they receive more money, but imputed income is
designed to prevent this kind of manipulation.
2. Reimbursement of Unreimbursed Health Care Expenses
When your child has medical work done and your spouse's insurance does
not cover the expenses or is not reimbursed for the health care expenses,
then he or she may ask you to pay or reimburse them. It is important to
know that you can sometimes challenge the necessity of the health care
and, if successful, then you may not be required to reimburse the custodial parent.
3. Child Care
If you are not granted custody rights and the custodial parent has child
care or daycare expenses, then you may be required to reimburse them for
these costs. These costs can arise due to the custodial parent's work
schedule or for other reasons. If you wish to challenge the necessity
of these costs, then a judge may make the ultimate decision regarding
whether or not you must pay.
Contact a family law attorney in Roseville, CA
At the Law Offices of Frank F. Ali, our Roseville lawyer is dedicated to
providing our clients with skillful legal assistance. If you are facing
a dispute regarding a
family law issue such as child support or
child custody, then you may greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a representative
from our team. We have the experience that you need on your side and we
can put this experience to work for you.
Seek our legal assistance today!