News and Commentary from a Santa Ana Child Support Lawyer
Does Wealth Play a Factor with Child Custody Issues?
This seems to be the question running through many people’s minds as they consider the mounting cases of celebrity divorces and the settlements that make the rounds in the news. Recently, Linda Evangelista (super model and part time actress) was awarded an unspecified amount (we’re assuming it was a lot) from the father of her son. Her son’s father, Francois Henri-Pinault, is a billionaire. So, with both parents being wealthy, is it really necessary for the father to provide financial support to keep the child within the lifestyle to which he is accustomed to?
Another case involves the newly divorced Katie Holmes. She and ex-husband Tom Cruise are parents to Suri Cruise who, up to this point in her life, lived with two extremely wealthy parents. Her mother is a well-known and well-paid actress, and if she is given full custody, will Tom be required to pay child support?
The truth of the matter is that child support isn’t so much about which parent has most of the money, its about both parents being committed to being loving, caring, and active in participants in the emotional and physical welfare of the child(ren). It doesn’t matter how much money the custodial parent is making. What matters most is and the key question that needs to be asked is; who will be responsible for the health and well-being of the child?
This can be made extremely difficult if they have to financially care for the child(ren) on their own when they no longer have the income from the other parent.
If you are involved with a child support issue or have questions related to family law in California, contact Attorney David Gonzalez, the best child support lawyer in Orange County – who is highly respected. Mr. Gonzalez will be honest and straightforward in giving you viable solutions to help you with your specific child custody case. He will take the time to meet with you in person and answer all of your questions pertaining to child support laws in California.