Murrieta, 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 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:

  • 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 Child Support Matters

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.

Meet Kim Roberts

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Attorney Kim Roberts has been practicing law in California for over three decades, most of that time in the area of family law. She concentrates her practice in California divorce, including custody, support, and complex property division.

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Meet Michael Zatlin

Attorney Michael D. Zatlin became a partner at Roberts & Zatlin in 2021. Michael concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of family law and probate, including divorce, separation, child custody and child support, spousal support, domestic violence issues, adoptions, and guardianships. During law school, Michael served on the editorial b…

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