A highly experienced and skilled mediator, negotiator and litigator devoted almost primarily to the practice of Family Law, Brea Attorney John Balent has been vigorously fighting to preserve and protect the rights of clients involved in child support disputes for 37 years.
If child support is an issue in your case, contact Brea Child Support Lawyer John Balent at (714) 990-3255 to schedule a free consultation with one of the area’s most respected Family Law Attorneys.
Mr. Balent will meet with you to review the facts of your case, educate you regarding your legal options, and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision with respect to attempting to settle your matter or proceeding to litigation.
Brea Child Support Determinations
Brea Child Support Attorney John A. Balent is a seasoned professional who has been providing knowledgeable representation since 1976 to clients in the following child support matters:
Initial determination of child support
Post-judgment child support modifications based on a change in circumstances
Determination of child support arrears
Representation in Orange County Child Support Services disputes
Under California Law, parents share an equal obligation to provide support for their children. When parties separate or divorce, the Courts and State Legislature have deemed that it is in the child’s best interests for one party to pay child support to ensure that the child is properly and adequately supported.
California Child Support determinations are based on a formula set forth in California’s Uniform Child Support Guidelines. The formula used for setting a child support obligation is extremely complex, and the Courts use computerized programs to set child support. If you and your partner have children and are divorcing, it is crucial that you retain an experienced, knowledgeable Family Law Lawyer.
Because the formula used to determine child support is confusing and complicated, you need an experienced child support lawyer to protect your interests, as well as those of your children. Several factors are taken into account when a child support determination is made, including (but not limited to):
Other children you or your ex-spouse or partner are legally responsible to support
The cost of child care or day care
The cost of health insurance
Your tax filing status, as well as your ex-spouse or partner’s income tax filing status
You and your ex-spouse or partner’s state and federal income tax obligations
Tax deductions you or your ex-spouse or partner are entitled to take on your real property when filing your income tax returns
The number of children for whom support must be paid
The percentage of time each party spends with the children
It is vital that a party who is either seeking to receive child support or who will be obligated to pay child support meet with an experienced child support attorneywho understands how child support is calculated, and is familiar with the computer software used by the Family Law Courts to determine child support.
Call an Experienced Brea Child Support Attorney
Brea Child Support Lawyer John A. Balent has been offering experienced, aggressive legal representation in Child Support cases for almost 40 years. If you are currently involved in a Child Support dispute, it is crucial that you retain an experienced Family Law Lawyer who will fight zealously on your behalf.
Contactthe Law Offices of Brea Child Support Attorney John Balent today at (714) 990-3255 to schedule an appointment for a free comprehensive consultation with one of the area’s leading Family Law Lawyers. Whether you are the recipient of child support or the obligor under a child support order, Mr. Balent will put his experience and skills to work for you!