The Scales of Care: Impact of Recent Legislation on Child Custody and Support in California
Recent changes in California's family law have brought the welfare of children to the forefront. These alterations touch upon both child custody – the legal responsibility for a child's care – and child support – the financial obligation to provide for a child's needs.
The guiding principle in all child custody decisions remains the "best interests of the child." However, recent
legislative adjustments have redefined what these "best interests" encompass. These key changes include:
Emphasizing the child's health, safety, and welfare
Factoring in any history of abuse
Considering the nature and amount of contact with both parents.
In the realm of child support, recent legal updates have nuanced how the amount of support is calculated. Changes include:
A stronger focus on each parent's income
Accounting for the amount of time each parent spends with the child
Evaluating the specific needs of the child.
Navigating these legislative changes can be challenging without experienced legal help. That’s where The Law Offices of Stefan Robert Pancer, P.C. comes into play. Our seasoned attorneys can help you comprehend these alterations and their implications for your situation. Ready to put your child's interests first? Contact our offices TODAY or call us for a consultation.