A Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer from the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock can help if you are getting divorced, planning a separation, or just need to make adjustments to your current parenting plan and child support arrangement. The needs of children change throughout their lifetime, and while money may be required for daycare at three and four, money for sports or extracurricular activities may be necessary as they get older. These considerations make it both reasonable and necessary to adjust the child support order from time to time. A Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer experienced in child support, spousal support, and alimony payments can help you do so.
If you structure a parenting plan with a long-term perspective, you may be able to avoid frequent adjustments to child support in the future. For example, your parenting plan can include provisions that determine what percentage of extracurricular activities, education, child care, travel, and the like are paid for by each parent. If something comes up and you both agree that the child should cover it, how much each person pays is already established. Your Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer will help you evaluate and determine what these amounts should be. These additional expenses will simply be on top of the child support obligations already established by the court. Since it can be difficult to know how to structure these types of agreements, working with an experienced attorney is highly advisable.
Disputes between exes are not uncommon, and at times, they can impact the issue of child support. When one parent feels that either they are paying too much or they need more money to pay for the child’s needs, it can quickly become a contentious situation. We can help you negotiate to settle any disputes you have outside of court. When a third party gets involved, it can sometimes ease the tensions and stress so issues can be resolved amicably. However, if it is necessary to go before a judge, having a Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer in your corner is the best course of action.
Remember that while a parenting plan and order of child support is supposed to last until the children are eighteen years old, it often has to be changed. Things like the need to relocate for a job, getting laid off, having more children, or a child being accepted into a phenomenal school can all create the need to have an order of child support or parenting plan adjusted. If you find yourself in this situation, do not make the mistake of simply withholding money or failing to formalize the changes you have agreed upon. The order of child support is a legal and binding document that must be followed. There are consequences for not doing so.
As a result, you should work with a Rancho Cucamonga child support lawyer to have any changes made legally so you can maintain compliance with the court’s orders. For help, call the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock at 909-466-7661 or submit the form below. The wellbeing of your family is paramount, and this includes ensuring that child support payments are fair and reasonable for both sides.