Lawyer Handling Child Support Matters In Greater Los Angeles
In California, child support, with exceptions (which primarily apply to high-earning individuals), is calculated using the DissoMaster program. The program determines the appropriate amount of child support payable each month by one parent to the other by taking into account the time share award (the percentage of time each party spends with the child/children) and the financial circumstances of each party. The financial circumstances include the federal tax-filing status of each party, the gross monthly income or ability to earn of each party, hardships (which might include the obligation to support a child from another relationship) and important tax deductions.
You need to have a child support attorney who is experienced in dealing with support issues. These issues might include exceptions that occur with high earners, tax considerations, determination of the true gross cash flow, which is not necessarily the amount of income reflected on a tax return, examination of perquisites and other benefits that may increase entitlement to support. If necessary, the Law Offices of Karen P. Donahoe will recommend that we work with a family law forensic accountant. This is a specialist in family law accounting and, if necessary, will assist us in determining gross cash flow and in getting the correct outcome.
Protecting Your Interests When Making A Support Determination
Our lawyer will go over your finances with you in detail to help you determine how much you can expect to receive in child support, or how much you will need to pay. No matter which side you happen to fall on, we will work hard to help ensure that your interests remain protected in any decision regarding child support payments.
Talk With A Lawyer About Your Child Support Questions
Contact us online or call us at 424-270-0546 to schedule an initial appointment. From our offices in Los Angeles, we provide representation to clients in Santa Monica, Westside, Brentwood and throughout Southern California.