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California Child Support

Child Support Lawyer in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks & Ventura County

Once child custody has been determined, you may be required to establish terms for a child support agreement. In determining the cost of child support that a non-custodial parent may need to pay, the court follows guidelines set forth by the state. Courts keep the child's best interests in mind when making these determinations.

Child support guidelines help calculate a minimum amount of support that a parent may have to pay and are based on a few deciding factors, including:

  • Parent's employment
  • Expenses
  • Cost of raising a child

Call now to schedule a consultation with a Westlake Village child support attorney!


How We Can Help You With Your Child Custody Case

Child Support AgreementDeciphering California child support laws (Family Code Section 4050-76) can be difficult whether you petition for support or contest a support order. When you retain Debra J. Kay, Attorney at Law, our family law lawyer in Westlake Village can help you understand the implications of child support agreements and ensure that you make informed decisions regarding your family's future.

When you work with our firm, here are some ways we can help:

  • First, we can immediately address your concerns and develop a strategic and personalized approach for your particular situation.
  • We can work with you to help determine the amount paid based on the child's needs.
  • We can assist you in enforcing child support payments through negotiations, settlements, or litigations.

Can You Stop Child Support if Both Parents Agree in California?

In California, the court cannot deny any request if both parents there is an agreement between both parents. The only requirements for the parents are to make sure that both have petitioned the court and show that there is an agreement between both parents to reduce or increase child support payments if that is the matter.

You do not have to face the California family courts alone or try to navigate the laws regarding child custody without help. When you work with Attorney Debra Kay, you can be confident that all necessary steps in the process are covered. We pride ourselves in being dedicated to our clients and working diligently toward the desired outcome for our child support cases.

Is There a Maximum Amount of Child Support in CA?

The state of CA is one of the few that does not put a hard cap on payment limits. Instead, the amount required to pay is strictly calculated based on a formula consisting of wages, custody time, and other factors.

Are You Required to Pay College Tuition?

No, you are absolved from financial support once the child turns 18. However, if the child is still in high school, payment can continue until 19. Other factors influence payment duration, such as special needs, so contact our office today to learn more.

Does Having More Than One Child Affect Payment Calculation?

No, the template remains the same; you will add another child to the calculator.

Legal Knowledge & Experience for Your Family Law Case

If you need child support and a family law lawyer in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, or the surrounding areas, then you can turn to our firm for help. Our founding attorney is a certified family law specialist, and her experience can help you reach a favorable outcome for your case. In addition, we aim to provide you with complete information on your case so that you understand your options and can make informed decisions regarding your future.

If you and your spouse cannot reach the desired outcome for your case through mediation, settlement, or negotiation, we can prepare your case for trial and aggressively litigate. If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact a Westlake Village divorce lawyer from our team.


Contact us to schedule a case evaluation with Debra J. Kay, Attorney at Law.


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