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Ventura Child Support Attorneys

Calculate & Enforce Child Support in CA

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Both parents have a legal obligation to provide their child with financial support whether they are married or divorced. Calculating child support is up to the court’s discretion and relies on a specific formula. If you need legal advice on how to determine child support, it is best to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer.

Calculating Child Support in California

According to Census Bureau statistics, the average amount of child support awarded in the United States was $430 per month. This is an average and should not necessarily be referred to as an example when calculating child support.

Child support in California is determined using a formula called a guideline calculation that takes certain factors into consideration. Some of the factors that help the court determine how much child support each parent is responsible for include:

  • Each parent’s income, including how much each earns or will earn
  • The number of children the parents have together
  • The amount of time each parent spends with their child
  • Each parent’s tax filing status
  • Each parent’s health insurance expenses
  • Each parent’s retirement contributions
  • The cost of daycare and any other additional childcare needs

In California, a child support order might also ask the parents to divide the cost of:

  • Childcare
  • Healthcare expenses
  • Travel costs associated with visitation
  • Educational needs
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What Our Ventura Child Support Lawyers Offer

Our attorneys have the background and experience you would expect when navigating a complex financial issue resulting from a child support matter. We can assist you with everything from completing forms to explaining court procedures to modifying and/or enforcing a child support order.

When it comes to the future of you and your children, we apply all legal steps to ensure your wellbeing.

Contact us online today or via (805) 222-7818 to get in touch with us about your child support issue.

An Emphasis on Strong Family Values

Our firm places a strong emphasis on the importance of family values. The balance between maintaining these family values and generating a better future for you and your family is one we strive to achieve with each case. Our values consist of:
  • Holistic Approach

    We aim to resolve conflict so you and your family can move on peacefully. We approach all aspects of a case, including the emotional, financial, and mental components, and advocate with you throughout.

  • Collaboration

    Collaborative divorce can be a great option for spouses looking to share joint custody of their child/children and the court looks favorably on this decision. When possible, we strive to come to a resolution that will benefit both spouses.

  • Children Come First

    We respect the fact that our clients trust us with important life-decisions. We strive to be as understanding and empathetic as we can with you and treat you like we would treat a close family member.

  • Compassionate Legal Services

    We respect the fact that our clients trust us with important life-decisions. We strive to be as understanding and empathetic as we can with you and treat you like we would treat a close family member.

Our Satisfied Clients

Real Stories from Real People
  • “I would definitely recommend their firm for anyone!”
    The Santo Mehas team has been exceptional in handling my case. They are very experienced, have given me good advice and representation, and they have worked on my particularly complex case almost as if I were family. They have shown support beyond professionally, but also personally. They have worked with me financially, and are very fair and understanding. I would definitely recommend their firm for anyone who needs family law assistance!
    - Heather L.
  • “Mr. Mehas is very kind and approachable”
    “Mr. Mehas is very kind and approachable”
    - Nicole H.
  • “During an emotional and stressful trial, she was the voice of calm and reason.”
    “Donna Santo has gone above and beyond the call of duty. She evaluated the case and set a road map towards a realistic goal. Donna continuously deescalated personal issues and conflicts while keeping the focus on the welfare of the child involved.”
    - Eli G.
  • “I would trust them with any of my needs”
    “I would trust them with any of my needs.”
    - Ron H.
  • “I highly recommend them.”
    I knew from the moment I walked into Santos Mehas that I was in good hands. My case was a little unique as we had to get a lot of things done very quickly and that is exactly what Michael and Donna did. PS: Don't let Donnas small stature fool you. She is a force to be reckoned with in the court room. I highly recommend them.
    - Wayne W.
  • “Michael and Donna are amazing!”
    Michael and Donna are amazing! Very supportive, quick with responses and they made my proceedings go so smoothly, providing all information and options I needed to decide what was best for me, and are there if I'm in need of any other information. Highly recommended!
    - Kristin N.
  • “I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good attorney.”

    I am lucky to have had Michael Mehas handle my family law child custody and visitation matter, personal injury, and business and employment matters, and he's the only attorney I've ever used. He's very compassionate in what he does and combines many years of experience with a great understanding of the law. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good attorney.

    - Molly C.
  • “5 stars is not enough.”
    5 stars is not enough. Mr. Mehas and Ms. Santo are the A team of attorneys. They are comprehensive, strategic, one step ahead, and a powerful team! When you hire the Santo Mehas firm to manage your case, you have hired a team of legal advocates who care, who will keep you informed, who will fight for you, and be the voice you need to represent you. Without the help of the entire firm, I know that I would not have had the successful outcomes I have had. They took on an extremely difficult case and encountered issues that no one expected and few had ever seen. They worked tirelessly to make sure that the truth was told and presented it perfectly. They stood by every one of my requests and guided me through the entire lengthy process. Though there were challenges, they strategically and diligently with compassion met them head on and never faltered. Their expertise and thoroughness provided us the pathway we needed to rise to victory. I am proud to be a client and will continue to retain them for all legal matters that may arise as I know I am in the best hands.
    - Christy B.