Being divorced doesn’t mean you can’t still be a great dad to your children.
If you have minor children, you will also have child support. The financial stability of your children must be settled and followed by both parents, a shared responsibility. The court will determine your child support amount after the financial evaluation of both parents is completed. In most cases, the mother receives the child support from the father; however, there are cases where the father has sole or joint physical custody and he receives child support from the mother.
Circumstances always have a way of changing. If this is the case, child support issues may arise. What happens if you lose your job or your salary is decreased? An adjustment may be made to your support payments. How about if your child wants to join a sports group or a music group? Who pays for that?
Even if you are the non-custodial parent, you have a say in whether your child should participate in expensive activities. Keep in mind – changes in child support can only be determined by a motion of the court. Never agree to anything without a mandate from the court.
No one’s family is perfect and sometimes a breakdown in the family relationship requires outside help to resolve. At Holstrom, Block & Parke, Riverside Family & Divorce Attorneys, we help clients throughout Riverside County with a wide variety of child support matters including enforcement and modification issues. We do everything we can to ensure that you receive the maximum level of support available for your children. We understand the sensitivity and the strain it puts on you and your family, we work hard to take some of that stress away to give you peace of mind, so you can focus on your loved ones.
If you are a dad facing a child support hearing and need legal advice, hire a lawyer with proven experience in protecting your rights. Call us or send us a message, fill out your contact form here.