How can professional entertainers ensure that the court recognizes the character of their income during its deliberation regarding child support?
For professional entertainers under the jurisdiction of California, there are state guidelines that uphold a formula when determining the level of child support depending on the circumstance. Income is one of the many factors on which the degree and level of child support is depended on. Along with income, other factors include: the income of the other parent, the cost of healthcare for the child, education costs, and other expenses that cover the child’s basic necessities.
People belonging to the entertainment industry often raise that question because it is true that determining income can become quite a challenge. Unlike a person with a single income source and is capable of handing out a W-2, those in the entertainment industry are likely to have more than once source of income. Not only that, their income levels are likely to change from one year to the other, and lastly, it can be another challenge to go through the terms and conditions on their working contract which also varies from one line of work or project to another.
The surest way for professional entertainers to guarantee that the court acknowledges the character of their income is by getting legal representation from an attorney who will do all the necessary measures to see to it that the court knows and understands the reality of one’s income situation as well as the many interconnected aspects and factors to a person’s sources of income. Having an attorney go through your contracts and documents with you will make it easier for your income to be recognized and acknowledged in court before it specifies its final rulings on child support. It takes a great attorney to represent professional entertainers. Kaspar & Lugay, LLP can guide you through the divorce process and eventually with child support. Their attorneys have years of experience in representing people with a variety of income streams and assets. Their Santa Barbara divorce lawyers will create solutions that are unique to the circumstances of your situation.