Temecula Child Support Attorneys

In any divorce, the children often bear as much or more of the burden than does either parent. They experience a family breakup and must struggle to come to grips with a divided household. When a divorce is finalized, the marriage ends, but parental obligations continue. The divorcing couple must therefore come to an agreement on child support or have it decided for them in court.

If you are considering or anticipating a divorce and have children, child support is one of the most important issues that you must face. Our Temecula child support attorneys are prepared to protect your right to child support and will fight to ensure that you receive the financial assistance that you need. For more information, contact the Temecula child support lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP today at 760-722-7646.

Child Custody and Support

Typically in a divorce case involving children, one parent will be granted primary custody, meaning that he or she will be considered the children’s primary caregiver. The other spouse will be granted visitation rights and will be ordered to pay child support to help the custodial parent. Whether you are seeking to receive support or will be providing support, we can fight on your behalf to ensure that a fair payment amount is agreed upon.

Criminal Nonsupport

In California, it is illegal for a parent to not pay his or her court-ordered child support. A negligent parent found guilty of criminal nonsupport can be ordered to pay the required support, and may also be sentenced to jail or ordered to pay a costly fine. This legal protection helps to ensure that the custodial parent receives the necessary financial assistance to continue to support his or her children after the divorce.

Post-Judgment Modifications

The amount of child support that is required can be changed over time. If the noncustodial parent's earnings change after the divorce, the amount of child support can be increased or decreased. While family courts prefer that a post-judgment modification be requested after a few years of the original order, sometimes exceptions are made for individuals in extreme circumstances, such as unemployment or severe illness.

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There are many issues to consider when going through a divorce, and our Temecula child support lawyers are committed to guiding you through the divorce process. To learn more about child support issues and divorce, contact the Temecula child support attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP today at 760-722-7646.

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