Child Support

California uses child support guidelines to calculate payment amounts. The guidelines evaluate many factors that translate into the amount of support a parent should pay for the care of his or her child. The guidelines require a full evaluation of the following:

  • Each parent's income
  • Amount of time each parent spends with the child
  • Special health needs of the child
  • Educational needs of the child

At the Law Office of Heather Cullen, senior lawyer Heather Cullen [Link to Heather Cullen], has the experience and the legal skills to effectively and efficiently represent clients seeking fair resolution of support disputes. Call (951) 824-6449 to schedule a confidential consultation. We have law offices in both Riverside and Temecula.

Determining Child Support

At our law firm, we will help you determine expenses that can be used to calculate child support including:

  • Health or dental insurance
  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Sports, music and other extracurricular activities
  • College expenses

We explain how all these expenses can be used with the child support guidelines. We represent both local and out-of-state fathers and mothers. Contact our Riverside child support lawyers at the Law Office of Heather Cullen to discuss the child support guidelines or any matter related to child support.

Assisting Parents in Receiving the Child Support Award

Child support payments are seldom made directly to the payment recipient. Instead, child support payments in California may be paid in the following ways:

  • Withdrawals from the paying party's paycheck
  • Automatic withdrawals from a checking account
  • Recurring credit card payments
  • Recurring payments via telephone authorization

Our attorneys explain the child support options available, whether the client is receiving or paying child support.

Helping Parents Obtain the Money They Are Owed

If a parent is behind on payments, collecting agencies such as the Department of Child Support Services may assist in collecting child support and arrears. Oftentimes, the Department of Child Support Services has a longer reach and can obtain payment of child support when private resources are not successful. The skilled family law attorneys at our law firm can help you get the money you are owed.

Contact Our Southern California Child Support Modification Attorneys

For questions and counsel about the child support guidelines, or representation at any child support proceeding, contact a family law attorney at the Law Office of Heather Cullen in Riverside or Temecula. Call (951) 824-6449. We will also work on preparing a child support modification request in the event that you need an adjustment in child support.