San Pedro Child Support Attorneys — 9 found

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  1. San Pedro Child Support Lawyer John Joseph Gilligan

    John Gilligan

    John J. Gilligan, founding partner of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, has extensive experience specializing in family law, probate litigation, and estate planning since 1981. Mr.... more
    Licensed for 34 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  2. San Pedro Child Support Lawyer Janet Elizabeth Dockstader

    Janet Dockstader

    Janet E. Dockstader is a partner with Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP. She has more than a decade of experience litigating marital and domestic partnership dissolutions that... more
    Licensed for 14 years
    AVVO
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    10.0

  3. San Pedro Child Support Lawyer Caycie Dawn Bradford

    Caycie Bradford

    Client Review: Caycie was very knowledgable and professional. She explained what the documents I was served with...
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    Licensed for 4 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
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    7.7

  4. San Pedro Child Support Lawyer Wendy K. Tse

    Wendy Tse

    Wendy K. Tse, attorney at Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader LLP., has exclusively practiced family law since 1998. Ms. Tse has extensive experience in matters pertaining to California... more
    Licensed for 17 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.6

  5. San Pedro Child Support Lawyer Brian Kent Brandmeyer

    Brian Brandmeyer

    Brian K. Brandmeyer, founding partner of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, has practiced family law in California for more than 40 years. Mr. Brandmeyer has extensive experience... more
    Licensed for 53 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  6. San Pedro Child Support Lawyer Karen Barbara Miller

    Karen Miller

    The Law Offices of Karen B. Miller is a "one stop" family law firm--from your divorce or paternity action to your child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division... more
    Licensed for 19 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.5

  7. San Pedro Child Support Lawyer Cynthia Maria Powell

    Cynthia Powell

    Torrance, CA Child Support Lawyer
    Licensed for 18 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.2

  8. San Pedro Child Support Lawyer Michael Sarris

    Michael Sarris

    Michael Sarris specializes in California family law and has extensive experience in the areas of child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and community property... more
    Licensed for 20 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.3

  9. San Pedro Child Support Lawyer William Payne Powell Jr

    William Powell

    Torrance, CA Child Support Lawyer
    Licensed for 43 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.1

Child Support

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.