Family Law | Child Support

Children are almost always viewed as innocent parties despite how their parents may behave in a divorce or custody battle. Therefore to protect their well being, monthly child support payments may be ordered by the court to help pay for a child's living expenses.

Child support is a court ordered amount of money paid from one parent to the other, on a monthly basis, for the support and care of a child until the child turns 18 years old. Child support can be requested in divorce, legal separation, annulment, and domestic violence restraining order cases, or even independently. The courts often look to a variety of factors to determine how much child support should be awarded. Income, time spent with the child, and expenses are given the most weight in a support determination. 

Once a child support order is in place, either parent can and may want to change the order. To do so, one must show that there has been a "change in circumstances" since the last child support order was made.

Whether you are paying or receiving, establishing or modifying, the Law Offices of Lucy Zheng can assist you in all your child support support needs. Contact us today for a consultation and evaluation of your case.