Review: “Ms. Purdy did what everyone else said couldn't be done. Two and a half years of filling my former attorneys bank account, while nothing was being done to protect my daughter. Lost the custody trial while my ex wife li...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Adoption, Family
Helping clients resolve disputes respectfully. I am trained in mediation and collaborative law, with a focus on family law. I handle divorce, custody, support, adoption, name changes, and protection from abuse matters, among other things.
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Mediation, Family
Review: “Having to research and hire a lawyer can be very stressful. At a time in your life when your wanting to protect something or someone at all costs [in my case, my child], trying to find the RIGHT lawyer can feel very overw...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family, General Practice
Review: “John King and his firm provided me with a comprehensive solution to a very complex divorce process. I would recommend John to any executive who is seeking an experienced Professional with knowledge and experience to navig...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Adoption, Child Custody
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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.