Our office only practices law in California, a community property state, which has specific guidelines and laws that are used in calculating amounts one party may owe to another for child support. The things that may be considered are the time spent with the child or children, any daycare expenses, the income of the parents, the family size and number of children, other support obligations that may already be due, and any financial hardships. It is possible that parties amicably agree to support payments which is done by a stipulation. The court can also consider additional factors that are specific to each family’s situation that may allow the court to adjust support figures. Our office will explore these additional factors and make sure different scenarios and options are presented.
As in all other facets of family law, we will attempt to resolve child support issues without the need for costly litigation. However, as in all legal matters, we also recognize that some cases can be resolved only through the litigation process and we stand ready to pursue that process where appropriate.
We also represent clients seeking to modify or enforce an award of child support.