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Child Support Attorneys in Murrieta

Divorce Lawyers Assisting Residents of San Diego, Coachella Valley & Surrounding Areas

During times of divorce or separation, conflicts over child support and other financial matters can greatly complicate the situation. It is important to find the right legal advocate to represent you through the entire process. At the Law Office of Michelle Penna, our Murrieta child support lawyers have decades of experience offering representation in matters related to child support and other divorce issues. Whether you are seeking child support or are obligated to pay child support, our qualified divorce attorneys can offer you the strong legal representation that you need.

For effective strategies and advocacy pertaining to family law matters, call (951) 900-3342 or contact us online to speak with our experienced family lawyers. We serve clients from Menifee, Temecula, San Diego, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, Coachella Valleyand surrounding areas.

Child Support Calculations in California

California law requires both parents to share the responsibility of financially supporting their child. The amount of financial support that each parent is required to pay is based upon his or her current situation. In California, child support is calculated using a standard formula.

Factors included in the standard formula include:

  • Annual gross income earned by both parents
  • Required expenses of both parents, including property taxes and mortgage obligations
  • Tax deductions
  • Amount of time each child spends in the physical custody of a parent
  • Child care costs incurred by parents for other children
  • Required union dues
  • Health insurance costs
  • Mandatory retirement contributions
  • Income of a new spouse

The more money a parent has, the more she or he can contribute to child support. Failing to provide the required financial support to one’s child may result in criminal or civil penalties.

Contact our Murrieta child support attorneys at The Law Office of Michelle Penna today. Receive answers to your questions and concerns about child support, by calling (951) 900-3342.


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  • Over 44 Years of Experience Exclusively in Family Law

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