As the head of the Family Law Group at Bayard, my work coordinates many aspects of... more
As the head of the Family Law Group at Bayard, my work coordinates many aspects of our legal and professional service to Bayard's family law clients. Our group seeks to provide to our clients the best possible legal service, and to do it in a way that vigorously represents their interests, balanced with a goal of solving their problems, not creating new ones.
I counsel individuals and companies in a variety of litigation-related areas. With... more
I counsel individuals and companies in a variety of litigation-related areas. With regard to individual clients, I counsel them with regard to divorce, support, custody, contract issues, business disputes, pre- and post- nuptial agreements and adoption. With business clients, I assist them in navigating a variety of issues including contract disputes, construction issues, corporate control issu... 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.