Understand Child Support And Protect Your Rights

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 Law Offices of James V. Sansone, we help clients protect their financial interests involving child custody and support payments.

Maximizing Your Support Order

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 and maintenance.

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
  • Parental health issues
  • Drinking or drug use
  • Military reassignment issues
  • Relocation

In the event that a mutual agreement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take any case to trial.

Do You Have Questions? Meet With Our Lawyer and Get Answers.

If you have questions about child or spousal support or need experienced advocacy in family law, contact our firm online call 707-623-1875 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located in Santa Rosa, California, serving Sonoma County.