If you have children and are going through a separation or divorce, it is especially important to have an attorney experienced in issues of child custody and support to ensure your children's needs are met, and your income is accurately considered. California relies on a statewide child support guideline in cases that go to court. By agreement, parents can deviate from the child support guideline or choose not to apply the guideline at all.
From our Burlingame offices at Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law, we counsel individuals throughout San Francisco, the Peninsula and South Bay with divorce and family law matters. During more than 25 years in practice, we have helped many clients determine their child support rights or obligations while always ensuring the well-being of their children.
Speak with a Burlingame child support lawyer at our office about your case. We are ready to listen when you call (650) 516-4777.
Although the court must follow the state's child support guideline which can be rigid, there are opportunities to provide key information that can benefit your financial standing as you navigate the divorce process.
Courts sometimes look at certain nontaxable income and gifts that can affect an individual's support obligation or the amount of support that he or she is entitled to receive. I understand when and how to use these additional financial resources to bolster my client's financial position.
Both allow our clients and their spouses to bypass the State's child support guideline and instead take a personalized look at the financial needs of their children and each parent's financial resources.
After undertaking a thorough review of the family finances, we can formulate a support arrangement that provides for the children and which both parents can agree on. As long as the support meets the children's needs, courts are generally very deferential to these types of agreements.
Not only does a thorough assessment of our clients' financial situations benefit determinations for child support, it also allows the parties to understand how they may need to adjust their budgets once a divorce has been finalized.
Arrange a confidential consultation with a Burlingame child support attorney by calling (650) 516-4777 today. We are here to help.