If you are looking for an attorney who is passionate about using her skills and... more
If you are looking for an attorney who is passionate about using her skills and talents to help families through difficult situations, look no further. Marylou Matas practice focuses on family law and divorce . She provides her clients with the ideal mix of compassion and assertiveness to obtain high-yielding results.
Michelle L. Sommer Michelle is a Partner with Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. Her primary... more
Michelle L. Sommer Michelle is a Partner with Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. Her primary focus is in the area of family law. However, she also practices in the area of estate planning and administration. Michelle represents clients in all aspects of family law; such as, divorce, separation, custody, support, grandparent’s rights, pre-marital agreements, adoption, i... 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.