Child Support

Carlsbad Child Support Attorney

Divorce and separation are complex legal issues that can leave people feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and financially exhausted. These processes are even more complicated when there are children involved. During a divorce, most couples agree to a child support arrangement to ensure that the children have the financial resources they need to live a healthy and safe life. Whether you are in the process of getting a divorce and need a new child support arrangement, or you need assistance enforcing an existing one, the team at McKinnon Law Firm in Carlsbad is here to protect your interests and find a positive resolution to your case. You should definitely speak with an experienced child support attorney to know your rights.

Our firm is committed to fighting for your future and the future of your children, so you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands. To ensure that your children receive the financial support that they deserve, we will closely analyze each detail of your situation to establish a case on your behalf. Child support cases are often related to divorce proceedings, same-sex marriages, paternity, and estate planning-all areas of the law in which our firm has experience.

Would you like to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney for your child support case? Contact McKinnon Law Firm to speak with a member of our legal team today. We are here to help you and your children move forward with the rest of your lives. Our family law services are available to clients throughout San Diego County, including Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Escondido, and Del Mar.

Family Law

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How is spousal support calculated?
    There is no specific formula or calculation to determine permanent spousal support. In awarding permanent spousal support, the Court will consider the respective incomes of the parties, the earning ability of the supported spouse, the standard of living during the marriage, as well as other factors set forth in Family Code Section 4320.
  • Do I have to pay child support if we have equal time with our children?

    It depends. In California, child support is calculated by a statewide guideline formula. The factors considered in this formula include the parties’ respective incomes, the timeshare of the children, health insurance deductions, required union dues and retirement, as well as other factors. If the parties have equal parenting time with the children, but one party earns more income, then the higher earning parent may have to pay child support. Whether a parent will have to pay child support and the amount depends on the particular circumstances in each case.
  • What is Family Court Services Mediation?
    Family Court Services Mediation is child recommending counseling imposed by the Court when custody issues cannot be resolved by the parents informally. Both parties are required to attend this mediation without their attorneys. A mediator who works for the Court will meet with both parties to assist them in reaching agreements regarding custody and a child sharing plan. If the parties cannot agree to custody and parenting during FCS mediation, then the mediator will issue a report to the Court making recommendations as to what the custody and parenting arrangement should be for the children.

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