The Law Offices of Erin E. Dixon is a Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning, Wills,... more
The Law Offices of Erin E. Dixon is a Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Conservatorships and Probate law firm serving Southern California with offices in Redondo Beach, California. Erin E. Dixon, the Principal at the firm is a third generation attorney and is a native of the South Bay. Erin's grandfather August J. O'Connor founded a law firm in downtown Los Angeles in 1929. ... view profile
Due to her passion for and commitment to helping families, Kelly A. Tufts dedicates... more
Due to her passion for and commitment to helping families, Kelly A. Tufts dedicates her practice exclusively to family law. She represents clients with legal matters of dissolution, legal separation, modification requests, support, custody, post-dissolution representation, and domestic violence. Ms. Tufts developed this passion in law school where she worked as a Certified Clerk for the San Die... 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.