As a civil litigation attorney for over 32 years, I believe it is always preferable... more
As a civil litigation attorney for over 32 years, I believe it is always preferable to find practical resolution and settle family law disputes to minimize litigation costs as well as attorney fees. However, when one of the parties is unreasonable, I use my experience from many intensely litigated cases (both family law, civil trials and appeals) to get clients the best possible outcome in cou... 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 La Quinta, CA