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Factors to consider concerning child support during a divorce

After making the decision to end a marriage, parents in California and elsewhere may wish to take every possible measure to ensure their children receive the necessary financial support. Unfortunately, matters pertaining to child support can be some of the most hotly-contested topics in divorce. Those who are preparing to enter negotiations may find it helpful to keep certain factors in mind concerning child support, as understanding these factors could prove vital.

When it comes to child support, experts suggest that understanding the scenarios in which the agreement can be modified could prove essential. Each party's income will likely play a factor in the initial determination of child support payments, and as such, a change in circumstances such as a loss of employment could prompt a need for modification. Alternatively, one may also be able to pursue changes to the original arrangement if the other party experiences a substantial increase in income or receives a sizable inheritance.

Another factor to consider pertains to the fact that payments for child support are not eligible as a tax deduction and do not count as taxable income. However, there may be some concern surrounding which parent will claim the kids as dependents. Parents may also find it helpful to understand that child support payments typically take precedence over spousal support payments.

Going through a divorce can be a stressful and challenging experience. Those who are facing the end of a marriage could find it helpful to speak with a family law attorney early on for advice in covering every aspect of divorce, including child support. An attorney can assist a client in California in making informed decisions about his or her situation and assist in forming a strategy to pursue the best outcome achievable during subsequent divorce proceedings.

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