Child Support Attorney in Newport Beach CA

Make sure childcare costs are shared fairly with help from a skilled child support attorney in Newport Beach CA

It takes two to create a child, so it is only fair and logical that both parents should participate in the financial support of that child. In order to ensure that unmarried parents contribute fairly to the support of their children, the family court has the power to issue child support orders. As your child support attorney in Newport Beach CA, Michelle L. Tran of The Law Office of Michael L. Fell can help ensure the amount of support you pay or receive is fair and appropriate.

Attorney Tran is an experienced attorney with over 200 hours of specialized training in family law issues. You can rely on her for personalized attention and superior representation whether your case involves child support alone or other related issues like divorce, paternity, and child custody.

Now You May Wonder…

…How is Child Support Determined?

If you and your co-parent cannot agree on how much each of you should contribute, support will be determined based on the California Guideline Calculation Formula. This calculation is done using a computer program that considers things like:

  • Time child spends with each parent
  • Gross income of each parent
  • Tax filing status of each parent
  • Child care costs

In order to ensure the court has complete and accurate information on these factors, it’s important to get help from a child support attorney in Newport Beach CA. Also, remember that the judge does have power to adjust the results of the calculation, and your attorney can advocate for this when appropriate.

Keep Your Child Support Payments Fair with Modifications

Over time, your family’s needs may change. Your child support payments should change too in order to continue meeting the needs of your child without placing undue burden on either parent. Common reasons for modifications include:

  • Changes in either parent’s income
  • Incarceration of a parent
  • Changes in the time share in the custody agreement
  • Changes in the child’s needs

Whether you believe your child deserves additional support or you think you are overpaying, we can handle your modification petition. After many years of experience as a child support attorney in Newport Beach CA, we know how the process works and we will do everything in our power to get the changes you need approved.

Get Help with Overdue Child Support

When child support is overdue, your children can suffer. It’s best to involve a child support attorney in Newport Beach CA ASAP to help resolve the situation.

If you are the parent paying support and you have fallen behind, we can help you create a temporary repayment plan through your local child support agency. If you cannot catch up due to permanently reduced income, we can petition for a modification.

If your co-parent is behind on support payments, you need to involve the family court. The family court can take legal action to compel your child’s other parent to pay. We can help with this process.

Call Now to Speak to a Child Support Attorney in Newport Beach CA

If you have questions about a potential child support issue, please do not hesitate to contact us at (949) 585-9055 for answers from a qualified child support attorney in Newport Beach CA. The initial consultation is always free.