Child Custody, Visitation & Support

Child Custody Attorneys Looking After Your Children’s Best Interests

When going through a divorce, our child custody attorneys stay mindful of the emotions and stress you may be experiencing, particularly when children are involved. Our goal is to achieve your preferred outcome while also minimizing the effects of the divorce on your children. This involves coming up with a custody, visitation, and support agreement that meets the children’s needs but takes your interests into consideration. Negotiating child custody and parenting time (also called “visitation”) can be an emotion-filled and difficult experience.

Calculation of Child Support in California

In California, the courts look at the California Child Support Guidelines to determine the amount of child support one parent must pay to the other, to help pay for the support of the child and the child’s living expenses. The amount of child support is based on each parent’s income and time spent with the children. Child support is generally paid by the non-custodial parent until the child turns 18 years old, or until the child turns 19 if they are still in high school. Before an agreement or order is finalized, we will go through the Child Support Guidelines with you and provide an idea of what you or your spouse may be expected to pay.

The child custody attorneys at Hemmer and Barr can help prepare a parenting plan for you and your children, or offer you legal counsel on custody and/or visitation orders, custody mediation, supervised visitation, and more. We’ll take an in-depth look at your current situation, including how much time each parent spends with the children.

Contact Hemmer and Barr to discuss your concerns regarding your child custody and support case.

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