I am aware that getting a dissolution is one of the most stressful times in a person'... more
I am aware that getting a dissolution is one of the most stressful times in a person's life. My goal is to make this process as painless and economical as possible. This is done by distinguishing between items which are worth disputing, and those which are not. I attempt to treat all clients with the respect and concern that they need and deserve.
My practice emphasizes personal attention to the needs and concerns of my clients.... more
My practice emphasizes personal attention to the needs and concerns of my clients. Our objective is to help our clients to chart a path to a successful future whether the issue is planning for the disposition of the client's estate or resolving the issues involved in the break up of a relationship. We can work with clients who need to resolve their issues through litigation and with clients who... view profile
Jon Vonder Haar is an experienced counselor, advisor, and trial attorney. His... more
Jon Vonder Haar is an experienced counselor, advisor, and trial attorney. His practice focuses on Family Law, Employment Law and General Litigation. He is responsible for all aspects of a claim or defense, including initial investigation and evaluation, strategy, settlement negotiations and trial.Jon is skilled in negotiating and resolving complex legal and factual issues. He is admitted to pra... view profile
Alyson is very excited to be joining Challoner Law and to be working with clients in... more
Alyson is very excited to be joining Challoner Law and to be working with clients in her hometown of Santa Rosa. She has returned to Sonoma County after receiving her education in Southern California and has discovered in Family Law, an area of practice that is both rewarding and challenging. In 2006 Alyson earned her bachelor degree from UCLA, graduating Summa Cum Laude and received both her J... 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.