San Bernardino, California Child Support Attorney

Child support agreementNothing is more important to a parent than their children. Making sure that your son or daughter is raised right can take a great deal of time – and money. Unfortunately, there are instances in which the other parent may not be helping to meet their part of the child’s financial needs. In such instances it is important that you gain an Order from the Court which will ensure that the other parent lives up to their obligations. Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino child support attorney who assists with the obtaining of such orders. Aruna prides himself on providing quality service and he is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.

Lawyer assisting San Bernardino parents with the establishment of child support

The Court will typically issue a support order in conjunction with its ruling on child custody. When calculating support, the Court will consider a variety of factors. Issues which will impact the Judge’s ruling can include:

  • The time-share arrangement dictated by the parties’ custody order
  • The income of each parent
  • Whether either parent supports children from other relationships
  • The cost of health insurance
  • The extent to which a parent has mandatory work-related expenses (such as union dues)
  • The extent to which a parent makes mandatory retirement contributions
  • Etc.

California is different from many other states in that it uses a standard formula for the calculation for this support. While the use of a formula may make support seem straightforward, many complications can arise. These complications can involve disputes over the calculation of a parent’s income, whether a parent is willfully “underemployed,” and more. Retaining an attorney can help you to ensure that support is set at a fair and accurate amount.

Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino child support lawyer and is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. At your initial consultation, Aruna will give you an honest assessment as to how the Court is likely to rule on support. He will include a request for support in your Petition to establish child custody. If an agreement cannot be reached with the other side then he will use the discovery process to acquire bank statements, pay stubs, job search histories, and other relevant financial information. If you ex is underemployed, then Aruna will gather evidence which shows that they are choosing to keep their income low for child support purposes. We understand that raising children is expensive. We will protect your rights from beginning to end. Contact us today.

Attorney assisting San Bernardino parents with child support modifications

Raising children is a long-term commitment. Circumstances can be expected to change over time. These changed circumstances can include a parent switching employers, the loss of a job, as well as increases or decreases in compensation. When circumstances have adequately changed, the Court will be willing to entertain a request to increase or decrease monthly child support obligations. Our lawyer assists San Bernardino parents in determining whether they are eligible for a modification and, if they are, with completing the process. He will also provide a high level of attorney-client communication during the handling of such matters. This high level of communication is our promise in each and every case we handle.

In addition to San Bernardino, we also service Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley, Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Montclair, elsewhere in the Inland Empire, as well as Los Angeles.