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Child support guidelines exist to ensure that parents provide for their children, to the best of their ability. In many cases, child support payments are easily determined and no dispute will arise between the parties. Once a parenting plan is established, the court will simply calculate the proper support based on the income of each party. This is true for one- and two-income families whose income is easily determined by W2 statements.


For families whose income is not so easily calculated, the situation is more complex. At the Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum, we have extensive experience helping clients reach the proper outcome in California child support cases. To schedule a phone consultation with one of our La Mesa child support attorneys, call 619-469-9477 or contact us online.


Oceanside Child Support Attorneys Helping Clients With Vocational Evaluations in San Diego County


Both parents have a duty to support their children at the highest level they are able. If one parent has been out of work for a significant period, his or her earning ability can be difficult to determine.


A vocational evaluation, conducted by a professional evaluator, may be necessary to determine the earning ability of a parent. The vocational evaluation will take into account many factors, including age, health, education, experience and the availability of jobs. It is the right of both parties to know the earning capacity of each parent.


The prospect of going back to work after a long period can be intimidating. A fair evaluation should not be a burden. A vocational evaluation can empower a parent to move forward with his or her life and be successful. Whether our client is the parent undergoing an evaluation or the other parent, we will work to ensure that the vocational evaluation is done properly.


Available Income


Another potential complication is the accurate determination of a parent's available income for the purposes of paying child support. High earners, self-employed individuals, business owners and partners may see their income portrayed improperly. One parent could end up with an unreasonable support obligation when an incomplete picture is presented by individual tax returns and disclosure documents, or the other parent could end up with inadequate child support for the same reasons.

In these situations, we work with forensic accountants to gather and present accurate data regarding income available for child support. We help our clients determine if an expert is necessary.


Schedule a meeting with a dedicated and experienced lawyer by calling 619-469-9477 or by sending us an e-mail.






Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum
5464 Grossmont Center Dr.

Suite 300, 3rd Floor
La Mesa, CA 



Law Offices of Daniel Grunbaum

5464 Grossmont Center Dr Suite 300, 3rd Floor La Mesa, CA 91942 La Mesa Law Office

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