I am a Certified Family Law Specialist and have focused solely on family law issues since 2005, when I was admitted to the California bar. My family law practice is focused on... more
I am a Certified Family Law Specialist and have focused solely on family law issues since 2005, when I was admitted to the California bar. My family law practice is focused on strategizing practical solutions for each client, embracing the ideology every client is unique and benefits from a thoughtful approach to resolving their particular issues. I believe in empowering clients with kno... 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.
Child Support Lawyers in cities near El Cerrito, CA