Child Support Lawyer in San Diego, California

There is no way around the fact that raising children is expensive. Recent increases in the cost of food, transportation, and day care make it even harder to raise a child in today’s world. Changes to the economy have made it difficult for a single parent to get by financially. Both parents are responsible for financially supporting their children in California. Many issues factor into how California courts award child support. San Diego child support lawyer Thomas Huguenor is a certified family law specialist and has been aggressively litigating child support issues in our state for over thirty-five years. He has a long history of ensuring that parties receiving child support are getting their fair share and he has also ensured that those paying are not obligated to excessive amounts. Contact our office today and schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.

San Diego child support attorneys making sure that the needs of children are met in a way that is fair to all parties

California’s Family Courts apply a formula in order to reach the right decision regarding child support. Courts examine many different factors when determining child support. These factors include:

  • How much money the parents earn or can earn
  • How much other income each parent receives
  • How many children the parents have together
  • How much time each parent spends with their children (time-share)
  • The actual tax filing status of each parent
  • Support of children from other relationships
  • Health insurance expenses
  • Mandatory union dues
  • Mandatory retirement contributions
  • The cost of sharing daycare and uninsured health-care costs

If the biological parents are currently going through a divorce then child support will have to be determined prior to the divorce being finalized. If you are unmarried, but going through a child custody dispute, then the Court will enter a child support order as part of your final custody order.

San Diego child support attorney Thomas Huguenor will listen to your case and assist you with all of the paperwork necessary. If establishing paternity is an issue, he will file the appropriate motions to have a paternity test conducted. He will also help you understand how much support you may be entitled to based on your income, the other party’s income, and the needs of your child. Once retained, our office will file all paperwork immediately and take steps to ensure that the Court has an accurate picture of the parties’ finances. Call our attorneys today.

San Diego attorney and child support specialist

Our San Diego family law attorneys will focus on your family’s financial well-being so you can focus on the future. As a certified specialist, Tom understands the discovery strategies needed to establish what a fair amount should be for child support. With the cost of living on the rise you should not leave your child’s financial future in the hands of a lesser experienced lawyer. We can help whether your child support case is by the book or complex. Please contact us for your free consultation to discuss your child support needs. In addition to San Diego, we service Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, and La Jolla.