David Monarch was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006. Shortly after, he... more
David Monarch was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006. Shortly after, he joined the team of Castle & Monarch Family Law. David was deemed Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization in 2012. David is a member of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. David specializes in all aspects of family law including... view profile
Ted Khalaf is highly skilled in all legal matters pertaining to Divorce and Family... more
Ted Khalaf is highly skilled in all legal matters pertaining to Divorce and Family Law within the state of California. Our team of skilled lawyers will represent you throughout the process of understanding your rights around a divorce, custody battle or marital and child support situation. Besides being emotionally devastating, a divorce can be financially crippling, and it is essential that yo... view profile
Mr. Lederman is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California,... more
Mr. Lederman is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Specializing in all aspects of family law since 1998. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Family Law Section and served as Section President in 2008. 2013 Appointed to FLEXCOM (California Bar Association Family Law Executive Commit... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.