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Negotiating a Fair Child Support Agreement

Divorces or legal separations that involve a child or children can be difficult due to the numerous emotional and logistical issues involved. The laws and procedures regulating the determination of child support can be complicated without the proper guidance of qualified legal counsel.

If you have a child and are going through a divorce in Ventura County, then it is very important to hire a Ventura divorce attorney from Negley Law, APC without delay. Child support agreements can often leave one parent at a financial disadvantage. A skilled and knowledgeable divorce attorney will be able to keep your interests in the forefront of negotiations while still ensuring that your child receives the proper amount of support.

Call our office at 805.464.7315 or submit an online form to discuss your case with an experienced child support attorney at Negley Law, APC. We offer a free consultation!

Factors that Determine Child Support

The state of California places the interests and well being of the child as the top priority in any child support agreement. Under state law, the child should share in the standard of living of both parents. With this directive in mind, it is understood that both parents should contribute to the child's upbringing equally; either through providing housing, food, and care or monetary assistance to ensure the child receives these essentials.

When factoring the amount of child support to be paid, the court will examine two main factors:

  • income of each parent
  • the amount of time each parent is to spend with the child

Raising a child in your home can present many costs that may not be immediately apparent. A well-versed Ventura family law attorney will be able to guide you through the process and negotiate a fair and balanced child support agreement.

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At Negley Law, APC, we have a solid grasp on the laws and circumstances that determine the amount of child support you should receive or will have to pay. Unlike other law firms, our firm focuses specifically on divorce law. We only handle cases in Ventura County, so you can rest assured that not only are we well-versed in the local rules and laws governing child support in the area, but also that we have a close relationship with the county's court officials and judges. Call our firm today for strong and dedicated legal representation that is certified as a California family law specialist.

Contact a Ventura child support lawyer to help you fight for a fair child support agreement.

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Nearly Four Decades of Advocating for Our Clients
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