Are Alimony And Child Support On Your Mind?
You worked hard your entire life to build a home for your family. But now that you and your partner are splitting, everything you have worked hard to create is in turmoil. In particular, you worry that your finances could take a major hit.
If you are concerned for your assets in a divorce or child custody dispute, the Law Office of Sami Haddad, APC is here to give you calm guidance. If you must pay your ex alimony or child support, our attorney can work to ensure that the court does not require you to pay more than is necessary. If you need financial support, he will help you obtain as much as possible.
Factors The California Courts Consider
The court does not use any formula to issue decisions regarding alimony. However, it does consider a few set factors, including:
- Each spouse’s earning capacity
- The contribution of each spouse to the marriage
- The marketable skills of each spouse
- Each spouse’s assets and property acquired during the marriage
Self-employed spouses may find ways to understate income when a relationship seems to hit the rocks. If you always had plenty of money while together, it is important to investigate where it went. This is another time when a skilled divorce attorney can ensure you receive a fair support award.
How Courts Determine Child Support?
The state also considers several complex factors to determine child support payments, such as:
- Each parent’s income
- The number of children
- Whether one parent has support obligations to another child
- The amount of time that each parent spends with the child
Issues may arise when a stay-at-home mother/wife could take a job, but refuses or a father/husband takes a lower paying job simply to avoid paying support. In cases like these the court can assign (imput) income to reach a fair outcome, but you need to know when to ask.
Free Consultations To Discuss Financial Support
Mr. Haddad understands that you may feel concerned about the cost of an attorney, so he provides free consultations. Contact our office in San Diego to schedule yours and discuss your situation. Call 619-880-0521 or send the law firm an email.