Petaluma Parenting Plan Lawyer
After divorce or separation, courts are often involved to ensure financial security, despite a divided household income. Primarily, courts will want to protect the best interests of the children, but they are also concerned with helping both parties maintain a certain standard of living for households. At the Santa Rosa Law Offices of James V. Sansone, we help clients throughout central California protect their financial interests involving child custody and support and spousal support.
Protecting Your Rights and Maximizing Support
Whether you are a working single parent or a primary caretaker, you want to make sure that you have the financial security you need after a divorce. The court will consider the income of both parties, the standard of living during the marriage, and the needs of the children in making determinations. Our attorney will take the time to assess your financial positioning and work to maximize child or spousal support.
Preventing Unmanageable Obligations
If you suspect that you will be liable to pay child support or spousal support after divorce, you need experienced advocacy to ensure that you are not required to overpay. Our attorney will:
- Review your income and the income of your spouse
- Ensure that proper values are assessed
- Work to minimize obligations so that you can protect your financial security after divorce
While child support and spousal support have different standards, it is important to work with an attorney who can properly assess your needs and present your case to the court.
Modifications to Support Determinations
In addition to handling original orders, our attorney will also help you seek a modification to an existing order if you are unable to pay or if you have another change in circumstances that requires an increase or decrease in obligations. A change in circumstances may include a changed parenting plan, new time share based on job loss or promotion, parent health issues, drinking or drug use, military reassignment issues, or relocation. In the event that a mutual agreement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take any case to trial.
If you have questions about child or spousal support or need experienced advocacy in family law, contact our Santa Rosa child support attorney online or by calling 707-623-1875 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located near the Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa, California.