Outside the practice of law, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My family includes my husband and four children, who are under the age of four and a half years, and two English Cocker Spaniels. I fill much of my free time with phot...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Adoption, Divorce & Separation, Family
Review: “I could not have had a better lawyer! Amy is so smart, organized, professional, and quickly responded to my questions, phone calls, and e-mails. I was very pleased with the outcome on my divorce. ”
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family, Alimony
Review: “Heather is very professional, very responsive, and is able to listen to your situation and formulate a legal strategy quickly and accurately. I'm very pleased with her work and would heartily recommend her to anyone l...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials, Child Custody, Family, Divorce & Separation
Review: “I hired Jodi after speaking with a senior member of the law firm where she practices. We felt that my case was simple enough (was supposed to be a basic dissolution) that I didn't need to hire the "big guns"...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Marriage & Prenuptials, 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.