Divorcing or separated parents often find that child support issues are a source of tremendous conflict. While parents want their children to be properly supported, they often disagree on the specifics of how much child support should be, and how responsibility for support should be allocated.
In California, child support is determined based on guidelines that consider, among other things, each parent's income and the amount of time the child spends with each parent. This calculation is complex, and the result is only as good as the information used to calculate it. Having the assistance of an experienced California child support attorney is essential.
Shaffer & Associates' family law attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in child support matters from the most basic to the most difficult and complex. Our goal is to help divorcing parents work together to reach a suitable child support agreement based on the California child support guidelines. If it is not possible for the parties to reach an agreement, we will litigate the issue of child support in order to ensure that our clients' children receive the support to which they are entitled based upon the mandates of the State of California.
We handle child support enforcement actions, contempt actions, and negotiate and litigate on behalf of parties seeking back support orders as well as those defending against such actions. Our divorce and child support attorneys can assist you with any of the following:
We will work with you to make sure that support is being calculated using the proper data so that the child support award in your case meets your children's current needs, as well as yours.
Our attorneys assist with establishing, modifying, and enforcing child support orders in San Diego County and the surrounding communities, including Orange County, Riverside County and Los Angeles County. Contact Shaffer & Associates online or call (619) 595-3167 for a free case evaluation.