Child Support & Modification
Southern California Child Support Attorneys
Determination • Modification • Enforcement
At Law Offices of Hall & Lim, our role is to make sure your children are provided for and that you are treated fairly in the child support process.
Based in Southern California, we represent both custodial parents and non-custodial parents throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, and Riverside counties. We invite you to contact our office today for a free phone consultation.
Initial Determination of Child Support
Child support is a regular payment from one parent to the other after a divorce or separation. It provides for the daily expenses of raising a child and may include day care, education expenses, health insurance, and college funding. Child support is determined as part of a divorce settlement, or in cases involving children out of wedlock, paternity must be established before child support can be imposed.The amount of child support is based on the incomes of both parents and how much time the child spends with each parent. The court awards support on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with California child support guidelines and considering several factors:
Our child support attorneys can provide a rough approximation of expected payments, and bring any reasons for deviating from the state guidelines to the court's attention.
Modification of Child Support
If either parent has experienced a substantial change in income, the other parent can petition to modify the level of support. This could include a raise or promotion, or a decrease in earnings or unemployment. Child support modification can also be sought if the financial burden of raising the child increases. Our lawyers will help you make your case before the family court judge.
Enforcement of Child Support
If the other parent is not meeting child support obligations, contact Law Offices of Hall & Lim for help in compelling the other parent to fulfill their court-ordered duties. California child support laws provide several remedies, including contempt of court proceedings, wage garnishment, and bank liens, to collect unpaid child support.
Call (310) 203-8411 — For proven representation in all child support and parentage issues, contact our Southern California office today. We offer a free phone consultation and accept major credit cards. Our attorneys and staff are fluent in many languages.