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.
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 are only as good as the data used in calculations.
This is where having a good child support attorney really matters. The amount you pay your 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 you child turns eighteen.
At Roberts & Zatlin, we have extensive experience handling all types of California child support matters, including:
Attorney Kim Roberts concentrates her legal practice in California family law, including child support. She has over 30 years of legal experience. She has helped numerous clients negotiate child support and present evidence to California courts in child support matters. Kim understands how stressful this aspect of a family law dispute can be, and makes a point of informing and empowering her clients.
Roberts & Zatlin Family Law, located in Murrieta, 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.