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Corona Child Support Lawyer & Child Custody

Helping Families Navigate Child Support & Custody Matters in Riverside County

A divorce proceeding is highly contentious when it comes to child support in Corona, CA. California courts believe that a child has a right to be financially supported by both parents if at all possible. You can make sense out of the confusion surrounding child support guidelines, income withholding orders, financial affidavits, and more with the assistance of an experienced Corona child support attorney.

Whenever you are filing for divorce or dealing with another concern which may jeopardize your ability to maintain custody of your children, you need a persuasive attorney on your side. As a compassionate Corona family lawyer, I understand that losing the ability to maintain a relationship with your children can be overwhelming and devastating. I don't want you to have to suffer from this type of sadness.

Contact Michael J. LaCilento, Attorney at Law to learn how I can help you and your family. If you prefer, simply request your free case evaluation at (951) 335-0088.

What are the Types of Child Custody Options?

There are a variety of different child custody arrangements that may work for your family. When divorcing, parents should be concerned with both physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody concerns who actually has the children and where they sleep at night. Legal custody concerns who makes decisions for the children, such as where they'll go to school, what medical treatment they can receive, and more.

You can choose from the following arrangements for child custody:

  1. Joint Custody - When parents choose this arrangement, they are agreeing to share time with the child. This normally only works if the parents live relatively close to each other and if they are on amicable terms. One parent may have the children for the first half the week, and the other parent may have them for the second half. The courts are flexible on arrangements. Maybe you want to alternate week to week, or maybe you would like to divide time in an unequal way. You will want to talk with an attorney to see what is feasible for you.
  2. Sole Custody - If one parent is given full custody of the children, it is considered sole custody. Sole custody can be both legal and physical, or it can be one or the other. In some cases, one parent may have sole physical custody while the other parent has shared legal custody. You will want to talk over these options with your attorney and decide which is in the best interests of your child.

How is Child Custody Determined in California?

The courts don't want to just place the children with the parent who provides the best argument for custody. In fact, the courts aren't truly concerned with parents at all in a contested child custody case. They simply want to make a decision in the best interests of the child.

Some of the aspects the courts consider include:

  • The parental capabilities of each parent
  • The age of each parent
  • Each parent's desire to allow the child to have a relationship with the other parent
  • The health of each parent
  • Each parent's habits (alcoholism, smoking, drugs)
  • The child's preference (if he or she is over the age of 12)
  • How a decision would disrupt the child's current circumstances

When one parent is given custody of the children, the other parent may be obligated to pay for child-related expenses in order to fulfill his or her responsibilities as a father or mother. Normally, the courts will obligate the higher earning spouse to make these payments, specifically in situations in which one parent doesn't work. The courts will calculate child support based on income and the standard of living that the children enjoyed prior to the divorce.

What is Child Support?

When there are children involved in a divorce case, the custodial parent usually receives financial support from the non-custodial parent. California determines the amount of child support, which is typically due twice a month, usually at the beginning and middle of each month. You must complete the proper paperwork to begin receiving child support. On the California Court website, you can find the required paperwork.

Why Hire Michael J. LaCilento?

I have 20 years of experience in law, during which time I have developed techniques and arguments that I can use in child custody cases. While I have experience to bring to the table, I also understand that I can't use a one-size-fits-all formula. Your situation is unique, and you deserve a Corona custody and support attorney who will sit down with you and customize a resolution. You deserve world-class counsel. Receive yours with Michael J. LaCilento, Attorney at Law!

Families and individuals choose my firm for many reasons, some of which include:

  • Around-the-clock legal service, including 24/7 availability and communication
  • No-risk, free, initial case consultations in our confidential offices
  • Creative and practical solutions that are tailored to our client's unique needs or goals
  • Personalized and attentive legal representation from start to finish

Contact Our Child Support & Custody Attorney in Corona Today

Every family deserves high-quality legal representation, especially during and after a divorce. Before making decisions that could ultimately impact your family for years to come, you must work with a child custody and child support attorney in Corona. At Michael J. LaCilento, Attorney at Law, I have your best interests at heart and can be trusted to help you obtain the best possible outcome.

Call Michael J. LaCilento, Attorney at Law at (951) 335-0088 today or contact me online if you want more information about child support or child custody!

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