Child Support

San Jose Child Support Attorney

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In California, child support guidelines are set by formulas considering a number of factors, including each parent’s income, number of children in the family, and other dynamics. While the required child support level is set in the divorce decree and stipulation, that amount is not fixed forever. Rather, it can change due to changes in the incomes of the parties and other circumstances.

Martha J. Olson & Associates represents clients throughout Santa Clara County with child support, enforcement, and modification needs. As a firm, we provide clear advice and representation in all such matters to both those currently in the process of divorce, and to those who have been divorced for some time but who have had major changes occur in the life situations.

Major Life Changes and Their Effects on Child Support

As life goes on after divorce, the needs of the children and the circumstances of the parents can change dramatically. If the income of a party increases significantly due to a promotion or sudden onset of wealth, we will go to court on the client’s behalf to obtain a child support modification. Likewise, if the income of a responsible party decreases due to a job loss, disability, or other reason, often we can obtain a modification. However, not every change in income or in life circumstances will warrant a child support modification from the court.

Whether you are a non-custodial parent or share joint legal custody of the children, if you think that the amount of child support money should be changed, our child support attorneys can provide an analysis for you. If our evaluation shows that it is in your best interests to obtain a modification in child support, we can go to court and achieve this for you.

Contact us at our San Jose, California, office location to schedule a free half hour initial consultation with a child support attorney.