A knowledgeable and experienced attorney handling all aspects of Family Law, Child... more
A knowledgeable and experienced attorney handling all aspects of Family Law, Child Custody, Support, Divorce, and Juvenile Law across Northern California. Her dedication and insight into Child Custody and Family Law matters have ensured her clients good representation and direction in some of the most contentious and difficult cases in all 9 Bay Area Counties and beyond.
The Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree is a full service, bi-lingual (Spanish), family... more
The Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree is a full service, bi-lingual (Spanish), family law firm dedicated to delivering personal, practical, and effective representation at an affordable cost. Attorney Maria Crabtree received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis. She later returned to the University of California, Davis an... 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.