John F. Cannon is a Certified Family Law Specialist with vast experience in all aspects of family law litigation, ranging from complex and high-net-worth matters to custody and domestic violence issues. Since becoming an attorney in 2004, Mr. Cann...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Divorce & Separation, Family
I was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2012, the New Jersey Bar in 2009 and Massachusetts Bar in 2008. I am also admitted to practice before the US Tax Court, United States District Court Central District and United States District Court...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Tax, Domestic Violence
Protecting your rights and interests in negotiating and litigating family law matters.
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family
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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.