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Here to Protect Your Children’s Financial Needs

Lisa J. Auer, founder of Auer Family Law in San Francisco, helps clients with all aspects of child support, including complex cases involving parents who are high earners or self-employed business people in the Bay Area. She also advises clients or mediates in post-judgment support modification proceedings.

Lisa understands that support decisions are key to your future financial security — whether you pay or receive support. In California, multiple factors must be considered.

Understanding Child Support in California

Both parents have an equal responsibility to support their minor children (and adult disabled children) to the best of their ability. Child support in California is determined by use of a statewide uniform child support guideline unless the parents agree otherwise. The main factors in the child support guideline calculation are each parent’s income and the percentage of time the child or children spend with each parent. Several other factors also contribute to the guideline calculation. Parents can agree to child support that is different from the guideline amount to meet the needs of their children in both households after separation.

Lisa can help you make important financial decisions about your children’s future.

Considering Changes in Your Life

Changes in either party’s financial circumstances may make a post-judgment modification proceeding necessary. Child support modification is always an option if there has been a significant change in either parent’s income or time shared with the children, or if the current support amount is below the guideline even when based on agreement of the parties.

Discuss Your Child Support Matter with Lisa J. Auer

To have an experienced attorney or mediator help you with your child support matter, schedule a consultation with us by filling out our contact form or calling the firm at 415-766-0122.