Friday, May 25, 2007

Divorce with a Child as Explained by a California Child Custody and Child Support Lawyer

Child Custody and Child Support information provided by an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney serving the Temecula, Murrieta and Hemet areas of Riverside County, California.

Going through a divorce with a child is not that different of a process. The first thing you need to know is that unless you and your spouse can agree on child custody, you will probably need to get yourself a good attorney.

A divorce involving a child usually requires the court to make immediate orders. The process is called filing an Order to Show Cause, commonly called an OSC. An Order to Show Cause is simply scheduling time to see the judge in your divorce case so that he can make specific orders about your case. These orders will usually be for child custody, visitation, and child support.

Child custody will usually be resolved through a court mediator. This is a meeting between the parents and a court employee who is trained in helping the parties reach a custody agreement. That person then makes a recommendation to the divorce judge, who may or may not follow the recommendation.

It normally takes about six weeks from the time the divorce is filed until the time the court makes orders about child custody, visitation, and child support. If an issue cannot wait because there is some sort of emergency in your case, you will need to retain a divorce and family law attorney to help you file papers called an ex parte.

As for child support, it is calculated using a computer program based upon a number of factors.

If you have any questions about the contents of this blog, or have any other divorce, paternity, custody, visitation or child support or spousal support questions and reside in the Temecula, Murrieta or Hemet areas of Riverside County, California, please feel free to call our office to set up an appointment for a free consultation at: (951) 816-9543.

Otherwise, for more information about how child support is calculated see our posting on this blog, or visit our website at: Additional family law information can be obtained at and

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