I am a former CPA and accredtied business appraiser as well as a lawyer which... more
I am a former CPA and accredtied business appraiser as well as a lawyer which enables me to easily handle complex divorce and support cases, especially where closely-held businesses are involved. I have testified in court as an expert witness regarding the value of businesses and as to the income of a self-employed person. I am also a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer and have mediated... 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. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation.