Spousal and Child Support Are Always of Paramount Importance When the Dynamics of Your Family Change
Under California law, every parent has the duty to support their child financially. While the purpose of child support is to provide the child with food, clothing, medical care, and an education, whether you are seeking or opposing child support, it is important to have an attorney on your side to ensure that the child support is appropriately established.
If you and your spouse have decided to separate or divorce, the court may order one of you to pay the other a specific amount of money each month. This is referred to as “spousal support.” It is also sometimes referred to as “alimony.” The goal of spousal support is to aid the lower-earning spouse in making the transition from married life to single life—and the length will depend on the length of the marriage.
The calculation of either spousal or child support is dependent on numerous factors, but it is important to have an attorney on your side to help you properly assess these factors as the courts have set forth.
If you settle your case without an attorney, you may impair your rights to seek relief in the future. The better of an understanding that you have of the process, the better planning for your future you can make in the present.
We will assist you in understanding how the support works, how long the payments will last, the amount of the support, and prepare any necessary forms for court proceedings.