Jami Fosgate's family law practice is devoted to helping parties save time, money... more
Jami Fosgate's family law practice is devoted to helping parties save time, money and stress by resolving their problems through Mediation and Collaborative Law without resorting to litigation. Jami Fosgate also provides Limited Scope Representation and Legal Document Preparation at a flat fee for parties who want to control the costs of their family law case. A one-hour consultation is availab... view profile
My name is Stephanie Story (formerly Stephanie Barbata). I grew up in West Covina,... more
My name is Stephanie Story (formerly Stephanie Barbata). I grew up in West Covina, CA and graduated from Nogales High School in 1989. I attended the University of California, Riverside, where I was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority for 4 years. I also lived in Washington, D.C., for a semester working as a Congressional Intern for Congressman William Thomas of Bakersfield. I graduated from UC... 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.