Los Angeles Divorce & Child Support Lawyer Charles M. Green can advise you about what to expect in the California child support process, issues to consider, and how to respond when a spouse does not comply with his or her child support obligations. One of the first concerns many clients have is about the amount of child support they will pay or receive.
In California child support issues, an established formula determines the amount of support, this formula takes into account the income of both parents and special needs the child(ren) may have. However, the child support amount is not necessarily predictable. While the formula can’t be changed, the parties may dispute the amounts used in the formula.
When a parent earns a salary or hourly wage, it is easier for two parties to establish income and plug it into the formula. This isn’t always the situation, however. Especially with high-net-worth individuals, a parent may earn income on an irregular basis. He or she may receive income through several businesses; investments; or other, more complex means.
Often, people use accounting or finance professionals to investigate the true income value. These professionals work with attorneys to establish the facts, and, when necessary, the child support attorney may bring the case to court when one of the parties isn’t open about the income involved.
As an experienced Los Angeles child support lawyer, Charles can manage this process to provide you with a successful outcome. He is an expert who has spent years assisting clients with these challenging matters. In addition, he holds both an MBA and a CPA (currently inactive). His experience in business and finance means that he can help you establish fair values for child support formulas.
In many cases, both parties want to resolve disputes without the expense and time required for a trial. Mr. Green will represent you in settlement discussions, and he will work with the opposing party to achieve a favorable decision through compromise. Should the other party be unwilling to resolve your child support concerns, he will effectively litigate the case on your behalf for the best possible result.