Q: After my divorce, I decided to move to a nicer area where I feel myself and my kids are safer. If I move to a nicer part of town, can I modify my arrangement to receive more in San Francisco child support?
In deciding how much you will receive in California child support, there are many factors taken into consideration. These factors are all lumped into a specific guideline put in place by the State of California.
The guideline, created by the State of California, is used to determine the most fair and reasonable amount for what it takes financially to raise a child. In this guideline, there is a base cost-of-living figure. This figure does not change depending on where you live. That means that, if you do decide to move to a nicer area, you will not receive more child support in San Francisco.
Modifications to the amount of child support you receive are possible. Here are some of the circumstances that will allow you to request a modification:
- You or your spouse lost a job involuntarily.
- The terms of your child custody arrangement have changed.
- Your spouse has been deployed overseas by the military.
With the complicated process of filing for child support in California, it is a good idea to have someone on your side who is well versed in the law. With the guidance of a San Francisco child support attorney, you can be confident that you are getting the type of support you are entitled to while still providing your family with a high quality of life. Contact the Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan to learn more about how we can fight on your behalf.