My practice includes such areas as divorce (including division of assets,... more
My practice includes such areas as divorce (including division of assets, childcustody, child support and spousal support), domestic violence matters, cohabitation agreements,paternity, and prenuptial and post nuptial agreements. A Cum Laude graduate of UCLA, I receivedmy bachelors degree in psychology in 2000, andmy law degree from USC Law Schoolin 2003.
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.