Since 1984, The Father’s Rights Law Center® has represented spouses in California in all areas of family law. Our unique law office works with husbands and fathers representing their rights during a marital dissolution. The Father’s Rights Law Center® does not believe that custody is right for every father, but that every father should have an equal right to custody.
Divorce can be an extremely difficult time for both spouses and minor children, and we work to ensure that the process is smooth, and that your interests are properly and fairly represented. To schedule your complimentary consultation immediately, call us today at 1-800-4-LAW HELP.
The Father’s Rights Law Center® assists clients in all of the following legal issues:
- Child Custody
- Spouse / Child Support
- Divorce in California
- Family Law
- Military Fathers
California requires that each parent take financial responsibility for the raising of their children. The amount of child support to be paid by each parent is based on the amount of time each parent spends with the child and their net income. The custodial parent usually provides the children with housing, groceries, school, clothing, health care, day care, school activities and other expenses, and the noncustodial parent pays child support to help cover these costs.
The California child support guidelines are applied to determine the monthly support amount by dividing proportionally according to each parent’s income. These two support amounts are then offset to establish which parent will pay the other parent for support of the child. The level of responsibility of each parent is also taken in to consideration when applying the child support guidelines. The guidelines attempt to minimize differences in the standard of living between the homes of the parents.
Generally, the noncustodial parent will pay 25% of his/her net income if there is one child, 40% of his/her net income if there are two children, and 50% of his/her net income if there are three children. However, many other factors are taken into consideration, such as: amount of time noncustodial parent spends with children, child support or alimony from previous relationships, health insurance premiums paid by each parent, etc.
Spousal support, or “alimony” was created to maintain the standard of living of one spouse after the dissolution of marriage. Nowadays, spousal support is determined on a case by case basis and is not a part of every divorce settlement.
Factors taken into consideration when determining spousal support include: whether each spouse can maintain a similar standard of living as during the marriage; the skills and job market for each spouse; whether one spouse damaged future earning capacity by taking time off to raise children or tend to the house; whether one spouse supported another during education or training; whether one spouse will be devoted to raising minor children full time, and many other factors.
Getting Legal Help with Your Support Issues
Settling support issues in a divorce can create a lot of stress. The Father’s Rights Law Center® is committed to assisting fathers gain the fairest terms possible.
To get started, the Father’s Rights Law Center® provides complimentary consultations during which we can discuss the details of your family and how best to proceed.
To schedule your complimentary consultation immediately, call us today at 1-800-4-LAW HELP or complete the online request form here.
We look forward to working with you and providing a solid strategy for navigating these difficult waters.