Child Support

Ensuring Fair Child Support Payments For Your Family

If you are like most Orange County parents, you agree that your children should not lack for any necessities just because you and their other parent do not live together. The Law Office of Patrick A. McCall has worked with numerous parents to reach a child support arrangement that helps pay for the children's needs and is not an unrealistic burden for the paying parent.

As a family law attorney, Patrick A. McCall has experience representing parents on both sides of the matter. He knows how courts determine the level of child support a noncustodial parent must pay, and will fight for you and your children.

How Is Child Support Calculated?

California law uses a formula to determine how much child support should be paid. The formula is very comprehensive. Among the many factors the law considers, there are:

  • Each parent's income and potential income;
  • How many children the parents have together;
  • How much time each parent spends with the children;
  • Whether the children are receiving support from another relationship;
  • Whether the paying spouse has any mandatory payments, such as union dues and retirement contributions; and
  • The cost of daycare and uninsured healthcare costs, if any.

Our firm will make sure the payments are fair for both sides. As time goes on, circumstances often change and you may want to adjust the payments upward or downward. We will act as your lawyer for any modification action, whether you are seeking the change or opposing it.

Make Sure Your Child Support Agreement Is Honored

Unfortunately, sometimes parents fall behind on child support payments. Patrick A. McCall provides vigorous representation for parents pursuing child support enforcement, to get the other parent to live up to his or her responsibilities.

Contact Us

To discuss your child support matter with an attorney, call 714-740-7299, or email us through this website. We offer free initial consultations.