Temecula, California Child Support Attorney

Child Support Guidance for Parents Throughout the Inland Valley

When California parents divorce, there are often two major concerns: first, for the well-being of their children, and second, for their own financial futures. At the intersection of these two issues is the matter of child support. Whether you are dissolving your marriage, or involved in a child support dispute with a former romantic partner, Roberts & Zatlin can help you achieve a just outcome for you and your child.

Understanding California Child Support Law

In California, a primary obligation of both parents is the support of their child, and the law says that the child should share in the standard of living of the parents. A parent’s duty in this regard is based on his or her financial ability to support the child, including the parent’s income and the amount of time the parent spends with the child.

If you live in California, you know that it is an expensive place to live and raise a child. Child support awards typically reflect that reality. Like most states, California has guidelines for the calculation of child support. These guidelines are intended to achieve a fair result that supports children without unfairly burdening parents, and to reduce conflict and litigation between parents. However, the child support award that the guidelines suggest is only as good as the data used in calculations.

This is where having a good child support attorney really matters. The amount you pay in fees is an investment in a just outcome. A difference of just a hundred dollars per month in a child support award can add up to many thousands by the time your child turns eighteen.

At Roberts & Zatlin, we have extensive experience handling all types of California child support matters, including:

  • Child support between divorced or never-married parents
  • Child support for special needs children
  • Child support when one parent has significant or irregular income
  • Child support modifications

Skilled Representation for Your California Support Matters

Attorney Kim Roberts and Attorney Michael Zatlin concentrate their legal practice on California family law, including child support. With over 30 years of legal experience combined they have protected the rights and safety of numerous clients involved in domestic abuse cases. Kim and Michael stand up for clients when they are in jeopardy and is a powerful advocate at every stage of the legal process.

Roberts & Zatlin Family Law, located in Temecula, serves clients in Temecula, Menifee, Hemet, Sun City, Winchester, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, Vista, San Diego, and throughout the Inland Valley. We invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your divorce, legal separation, or paternity needs. We look forward to working with you.