Child Support

Child Support Lawyer in Burbank

Divorce can have a strong impact on the lives of children that are involved. When two parents decide to end their marriage, it is important to keep the child's best interests in mind and to ensure that they are still provided for by both of their parents. Child support is an agreement or a court order that requires one parent to make a set monthly payment to the other parent, which must be used for the care of the child. Child support cases can be handled amicably in an uncontested situation, or they can be contested and require litigation in family court. No matter what situation you are facing, Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law can provide the counsel you need.

Why choose Cutter & Lax?

Cutter & Lax has more than 30 years of experience and focuses on providing personalized representation for each individual client. Attorney Matthew Lax has also become a board certified specialist in family law. Backed by such vast experience, we know that no two family law cases are the same, which is why we take the time to get to know you and your situation in detail so we can provide the best possible legal service. When it comes to child support cases, we will help you to negotiate a fair support agreement with your spouse or we will litigate for a fair child support order in the courtroom. Family law court takes the child's best interests into account when determining whether or not support should be awarded, so retain a lawyer who can give a strong argument on your behalf.

California Child Support Guidelines

California Family Code § 4055 provides a complex algebraic formula to determine the amount of support that the supporting parent is required to pay every month. The formula is as follows:

  • CS = K [HN - (H%)(TN)]

The legend for these components is as follows:

  • CS = Child support amount
  • K = Amount of both parents' income allocated for child support (Section 3 of Cal. Fam. Code §4055)
  • HN = High earner's net monthly disposable income
  • H% = Approximate percentage of time that the high earner has or will have primary physical responsibility for the children compared to the other parent
  • TN = total net monthly disposable income of both parties

Do not hesitate to get the professional counsel and representation of a Burbank family law attorney if you need child support or need to obtain a modification of your current child support order. Cutter & Lax has the experience necessary to get the best possible outcome for your case.

Hire a Burbank Family Law Attorney

Cutter & Lax has handled family law cases for over 30 years and can answer any questions or concerns that you may have regarding your child support issue. Our attorneys can help you negotiate a fair support order outside of the courtroom or can litigate aggressively in a contented court case. Contact us today by filling out our case evaluation and find out exactly how we can help you.

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