Child Support and Custody

Child Support

Child support is calculated by the Statewide Uniform Guideline formula that primarily utilizes the income of each parent and the time that each parent shares with the children to determine the “guideline” amount of support to be paid. In addition to the monthly guideline child support amount, there is additional child support that must be paid including work-related childcare costs and uninsured medical costs. The amount of those costs that either party is required to pay can be proportional to their respective incomes. Likewise, there are certain discretionary expenses (i.e. extracurricular activities) that can be allocated between the parties. Rachel Castrejon can calculate child support so the client knows what to expect at the earliest opportunity and can plan accordingly.

Child Custody and Visitation

Perhaps the most critical element of a divorce or separation matter is the establishment of a parenting plan so that the children have a consistent and stable custody and visitation schedule. To that end, Rachel Castrejon assists clients in creating parenting plans, the establishment of temporary and emergency custody and visitation orders involving domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and modification of existing custody and visitation orders. Additionally, Rachel Castrejon is a trained Parenting Coordinator and, in that capacity, helps high conflict parents resolve disputes that arise throughout their co-parenting years.