Marin Child Support Attorney

Divorce Lawyers & Family Law Attorneys

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415-366-1899

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770 Tamalpais Dr Suite 200, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Kaspar & Lugay,LLP is a Marin County-based child support and family law firm with significant experience in child support cases in Corte Madera and the surrounding Marin County area. There are unique issues specific to Child Support cases in Marin County – and you need to work with an experienced Marin child-support attorney to discuss your options.

Duty to Support Minor Children

Parents to a minor child have an equal responsibility to support their child in a manner suitable to the child’s circumstances. Family Code ? 3900 . This applies to equally to parents who are themselves minors.

Agreements Regarding Child Support and Awards of Child Support

Child support cannot be waived or contracted out of. Agreements made between parents and/or guardians regarding child support are not binding on the court. The court will make a determination and award child support based on the facts and circumstances. Hoover-Reynolds v. Superior Court (1996) 50 Cal. App. 4th 1273. Further, the court always has the power to modify a child support order based on new or different circumstances.

Determining Child Support

Most courts use software such as Dissomaster to determine child support . The software takes into account the income of the parties, the amount of time each party has the child, and several other factors to determine the most equitable division of child support.

The current formula used in the state of California is: CS = k where:

  • CS = Child Support amount
  • k = Amount of income (%) to be allocated for child support
  • HN = Higher earner parent’s net monthly disposable income
  • H% = Approximate percentage of time that the higher earner has or will have primary physical responsibility for the children, compared to the other parent
  • TN = Total net monthly disposal income of both parties

Duration of Child Support

A parent continues to owe child support to any unmarried, minor child. A parent’s support obligations cease once a child reaches the age of 19 or completes 12 th grade, whichever occurs first.

Common Issues Regarding Child Support

Health Insurance

The court requires health insurance coverage for the supported children to be maintained by either or both parties depending upon whether insurance is available at no cost or reasonable cost to one or both parents. Health insurance is paid in addition to child support.

Parents Hiding Income

Through the process of discovery, the courts are typically able to discover accurate income of both parties . However, it is not uncommon for parties to attempt to hide assets from the court. Through thorough discovery procedures and even forensic accountants, the truth will almost certainly be discovered. It is important to have legal counsel assist in developing a comprehensive discovery plan.

Department of Child Support Service (DCSS) Involvement

Where one or both parties are unable to afford attorneys to pursue or defend against child support, DCSS will assist free of charge in determining child support and assisting in collecting child support owed.

Marin County Courthouse Location

The Marin County Courthouse is where family law hearings will be held. If you need to go to a hearing or need to stop by the courthouse for any other reason, the address for the courthouse is 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, California 94903.

You’ll want to park in the parking area off Peter Behr Drive in the lot designated for all day parking. The civil clerk’s office, which handles family law and other issues, is located in room 113 on the first floor. Other family court services may be handled in room 116 on the first floor.

Marin Family Law Court

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3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903

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Local Places to See

The picturesque city of Corte Madera is home to plenty of activities and fun things to do. You’ll want to make sure you look into Corte Madera by the Bay for biking, tree swings, ice cream and more. If you’re ready for an adventure, head on the ferry to Angel Island to have a picnic, go biking, or take a hike.

You can also have a fun night out on the town at any of the amazing restaurants in the area. The weather is beautiful year-round, so it’s always a great time to set off on an amazing adventure and leave the worries of your divorce behind for a little bit.

Do not hesitate to seek legal assistance if you’re considering a divorce, need help with a divorce you’ve already filed, or if you’ve finalized the divorce and need further legal assistance. The law office of Kaspar & Lugay in Corte Madera is going to provide all of the assistance you need before, during and after your divorce. Visit the law office or give them a call today to set up a consultation and discuss your situation with a lawyer.

The Town Of Corte Madera, Marin County, CA

Meaning “shark” in Spanish, Corte Madera is a picturesque town situated on the Corte Madera Peninsula, which is located in Marin County. With a relatively small population — only around 9,000 — Corte Madera boasts a number of large areas of undeveloped land in addition to being within close proximity to Angel Island State Park.

Located in the downtown area, our Corte Madera family law firm office is within walking distance of a number of restaurants and attractions. We are also a 5-minute walk from the Corte Madera Town Hall Office and a less than 20-minute drive to the Marin County Superior Court, where Marin family law matters are addressed.

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Kaspar & Lugay, LLP is a family law firm with offices in Corte Madera, CA; Napa, CA; Walnut Creek, CA; and San Diego, CA. We also represent clients in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Pismo Beach, Contra Costa County, and Los Angeles.