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A child support order must be obtained through the San Diego Superior Court and it does not matter whether the case is a paternity, legal separation or divorce. You can represent yourself or hire an attorney. If you hire a lawyer, you will get the benefit of their training, education and experience. There are two courts in San Diego which order child support. The first is the family law courts and there are branches throughout San Diego County including Vista, Chula Vista, El Cajon and downtown San Diego. The second is the Department of Child and Support Services which is located both in Vista and downtown San Diego. Before a child support order can be made by a Judge, there must be a case number opened. If you have already filed for a divorce, paternity or legal separation in San Diego Family Law Court, then this case number will also allow you to ask for child support as well as other family law issues such as custody and visitation and [if a legal separation or divorce] alimony and division of assets and debts. Once a child support order is filed, there will be a court hearing date set. This hearing may take months and it is possible to ask the Judge to make an order for child support retroactive to the date of filing but all procedural requirements must be followed. Once the motion for child support is filed, then it must be properly served and a proof of service filed. The opposing party then has time to file any responsive pleadings. The attorneys and lawyers at the Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC can perform a legal analysis and prepare your initial pleadings or responsive pleadings as well as appear with you in court as needed. Their team can assist with all phases of your family law case as these cases can be overwhelming.How Is Child Support Calculated, Whether or Not a Resident of Rancho Bernardo, for a Legal Separation, Divorce or Paternity in San Diego Court?
Child support is calculated using a computer program called the Disso Master for family law cases in San Diego Superior Court. This is considered to be a guideline calculation under California law. Factors such as time share, child and/or spousal support paid from other relationships, income of both parties with the correct tax filing status and many others. In addition to the base child support, there are mandatory add ons including child care and unreimbursed and uncovered orthodontic, counseling, vision and medical. There may be a request for a deviation from guideline given if there are hardships or other lawful reasons for the request. This calculation can be done outside of court and a stipulation entered into or can be done at a hearing. The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC can calculate the guideline child support and also represent you for an agreement or at a court hearing.Facts About Rancho Bernardo
Rancho Bernardo is located on either side of Interstate 15 starting at the exits of Camino del North through Pomerado Road which also include Bernardo Center Drive and Rancho Bernardo Road. This is a mixed use community and there are residential areas as well as commercial areas. There are many companies which make Rancho Bernardo their home as well as some which have branch locations such as Sony. Crime is relatively low compared to major cities. The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC is located in Rancho Bernardo at the Bernardo Center Drive exit off the I-15.How Can a Rancho Bernardo Law Firm Help You?
If you have a pending child support case in San Diego Superior Court, whether or not you live in Rancho Bernardo, feel free to contact the law office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC. A free in-person or virtual consultation up to 30 minutes will be offered as their location. In this consultation, you can discuss your individual case.