Does Child Support Have to Follow California Guidelines in a Divorce

Does Child Support Have to Follow California Guidelines in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

As experienced Carlsbad and North County divorce and family law attorneys who have appeared before local courts for decades, we are often asked “Does child support have to follow California Guidelines in a Carlsbad divorce?” The answer to the Court’s flexibility to allow a deviation in guideline calculations can be both “yes” and “no.”  It actually depends upon your unique …

Negotiating Child Support is a Better Option for Many Couples

Negotiating Child Support is a Better Option for Many Couples

Pierre Domercq Child Support

California law provides “guideline support” calculations that provide a basis for determining child support based upon several metrics. It is possible to deviate from this method if the parties are in a agreement and can justify their solution to the court. While the Court requires the discussion to begin with the calculated guideline amount negotiating child support is a better …

Deviate from California's Child Support Calculations

Can You Agree to Deviate from California’s Child Support Calculations in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked “can you agree to deviate from California’s child support calculations in a divorce in Carlsbad or North County?”  Here in California child support is to be based upon the multiple factors contained within the “Guideline Child Support Calculator.”  It may be possible for the couple to agree upon an amount which is different from guideline child …