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Child Support In San Jose: Change In Circumstances

Posted on in Divorce

Child support in San Jose is a family law issue that can greatly differ depending on the situation and circumstances of the parties involved. Support is a right enjoyed by the children involved in the family law proceedings. This means that once the court becomes involved it cannot be waived by the parents.

The court understands that child support orders have a significant impact on the finances of both households involved. Any time there change in circumstances of either parent involved, child support may be recalculated and a new order put in place. The calculation of child support in San Jose is based on the time each parent spends with the child or children and other guideline factors which are found in California’s Family Code. Even if the obligor parent is the unemployed or underemployed, the court may, in its discretion, impute an income. The court disfavors those that purposely avoid child support obligations.

If you are pursuing child support in San Jose or are already involved in a child support matter and are concerned that you are either paying too much or the other party is not paying enough, contact a family law attorney in San Jose. An experienced family law attorney can help you understand the process and may be able to assist you in putting together a compelling argument for why child support should be increased or decreased.


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