Review: “I am very satisfied with the representation I received from Elissa and her staff from the initial consultation until the divorce was finalized. I was counseled on various strategies and options, then advised of the most p...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Mediation, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family
Review: “He was the best lawyer I've ever dealt with. He always kept me informed about what was going on. Also he was the case because he did exactly what he said he was going to do.”
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Litigation, Alimony, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation
Review: “I originally consulted with Patricia and then engaged her once I had made the determination that I would move forward with a divorce. I found Patricia to be very responsive, professional and she consistently assured that ...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Child Custody
Review: “Donna handled my divorce in the 1990's when she was with Goldman. She was fair, clear in explanations and brought the divorce to conclusion without a trial. My ex had 5 phony court orders for me to appear in court on ...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation
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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.