As a long time San Diego attorney and mediator, I use a reasonable approach to... more
As a long time San Diego attorney and mediator, I use a reasonable approach to resolve perhaps the most emotional time for families that can be. It's important to keep the children out of the fray as much as possible. If the issues become complicated because of the animus that naturally occurs however, the best defense is the best offense.
15 years of private practice experience Primary focus of practice dedicated to... more
15 years of private practice experience Primary focus of practice dedicated to Family Law Former member of the Superior Court's panel of attorneys appointed to represent litigants in paternity, child support, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act cases, and defendants in child support contempt cases Dedicated to getting the best results possible for clients Analyzes facts and... view profile
Michael Fischer is a licensed California attorney licensed to practice in both state... more
Michael Fischer is a licensed California attorney licensed to practice in both state and federal court. Mr. Fischer has handled hundreds of contested and uncontested family law matters. He is known for his ability to guide his clients through the tumultuous processes of family court in an aggressive yet compassionate manner. Mr. Fischer graduated Cum Laude from Saint Joseph's College in ... 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.