Child Support Attorneys

In California and Nevada, the amount of child support is based on statutory guidelines. Factors such as the incomes of the parents, residency time of the child with each parent and the number of children, among others determine the amount of the child support payment.

But calculating the amount of child support involves more than just plugging numbers into a formula. There can be complicating factors that require the assistance of an experienced family law attorney.

Call Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, at 866-439-1295 for a free consultation. We have offices in Santa Ana and Las Vegas to serve you.

We Can Address All Your Child Support Needs

Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, is a law firm that provides comprehensive representation in all aspects of child support. We can determine the proper amount of child support and represent you in a hearing, seeking to obtain a fair child support order. If you wish to modify the amount of child support or end it, we can help. We represent people in enforcement actions and assist in other matters concerning child support. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you.

Important Facts About Child Support

If you have questions about these or other aspects of child support, Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, can help:

Either or both parents can be required to pay child support — Child support is not an either/or proposition. The incomes of both parents will be considered when determining the amount of child support, and in some cases, both parents will have to contribute to the payment of support.

Child support depends on custody arrangements — The amount of time each parent is primarily responsible for the care of the child can affect the child support amount. Usually, the amount of support decreases as custody time increases.

Child support can be modified — When a significant change in circumstances occurs, either the payer or receiver of child support can seek to obtain a modification in the support amount.

Child support is for children — The purpose of child support is to provide for the needs of the children, not for the needs of the receiving parent. If the payer believes that the child's needs are not being provided for by the custodial parent, he or she can seek a change in custody arrangements or other relief.

You can lose your driver's license for not paying child support — In both California and Nevada, your driver's license can be suspended if you fail to pay child support. You can even go to jail.

Contact A Lawyer

For a free initial consultation about a child support matter, call Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, at 866-439-1295 or send us an email.