Child Support

Divorce is stressful for everyone involved, especially when both parties need to come to an agreement about child custody and support. At The Law Offices of Joseph Torri, we understand that child custody and support can be a contentious part of the divorce process. We will make sure that the outcome of your case is beneficial to both you and your children.

How to Figure the Child Support Amount

The parent who has limited visitation or no custody usually doesn't like the idea of having to pay child support each month. They may try to fight these payments but the law tends to work in the custodial parent's favor. The custodial parent will likely get the outcome they want, which could be up to hundreds of dollars each month.

Child support can be a complex issue but a family law attorney can make the process much simpler. They can come up with the amount of child support that should be paid to the custodial parent by using a complicated formula that takes into consideration:

  • Your total monthly wages after taxes
  • The non-custodial parent's total income after taxes
  • The number of qualifying children; this includes children under 18 in most cases

If the non-custodial parent is unemployed they will still have to pay some amount of child support.

If you share joint custody of your children, the court will take the appropriate amount of child support from both parent's total wages after taxes.

Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer

A good divorce lawyer will make sure that every detail of your case is accounted for, so that you will receive the most accurate amount of child support.

If you are fighting for child support and custody, call The Law Offices of Joseph Torri in Whittier, California to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

Free Initial Consultation

Our law office would like to hear your concerns about the family law issues that are arising. Contact us anytime for an initial complimentary consultation. We generally answer the phone during non-business hours within reason, and we will get back to you promptly if we are unavailable. Addressing family law issues promptly is critical. Our office will advocate for a fair outcome if you allow us to earn your trust.

Regain Peace of Mind

Our family law attorneys understand how difficult it is when one parent unjustifiably withholds children from the other parent or communicates a desire to move away with the children to another state or county. Obtaining child custody orders from the court will prohibit a parent from taking unjustifiable action. Also, our divorce attorneys know how important it is to divide community property, and to establish or defend against spousal support and child support. Rely on us to zealously argue for a fair and just outcome.