I have over 35 years of trial and litigation experience, and I have the skills and... more
I have over 35 years of trial and litigation experience, and I have the skills and credentials to achieve results in even the most complex disputes. I have received Martindale Hubbell's coveted "AV" rating, signifying preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards. I am Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and with my wealth of exp... view profile
My family law philosophy is this: excellence. Excellence in representing my clients,... more
My family law philosophy is this: excellence. Excellence in representing my clients, excellence in the advice I give to them. Everyone who wants a divorce wants to protect their children. I will help you with sensible advice that will help you keep your children away from friction that arises in every divorce. In addition to litigation, I practice mediation and collaborative law, ways tha... 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. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation.