Establishment and Enforcement of California Spousal and Child Support Orders

For most couples facing a divorce, the financial issues of their dissolution are some of the most important aspects of their case.  A divorce can result in serious financial upheaval in your life, and no one wants to have to deal with a lessened quality of life for themselves or their children due to changes in income. This is where court-mandated support comes into play.

Spousal Support

When it comes to spousal support, also known as alimony, most divorcing couples do not know where to start. Every person’s situation is different, and California divorce courts look at a number of factors when deciding whether or not to establish permanent spousal support and in how the amount of support is calculated.

Ensuring you receive an amount of spousal support from your spouse that allows you to effectively maintain the standard of living that was established during your marriage can be a difficult and daunting prospect. Our firm is dedicated to helping couples calculate an equitable level of spousal support that is fair for all parties. We will also serve as advocates who will fight to help make sure you receive the proper amount of support and help ensure that the court’s support order is carried out.

Child Support

The approximate cost of raising a child to age eighteen is in the hundreds of thousands, and it can be incredibly difficult to raise a child on one income alone. Most divorcing couples with children will need to establish a plan for child support that ensures their children are always taken care of financially. In California, divorce courts will account for both parents’ incomes as well as the amount of time each parent spends with the children each year when establishing child support and calculating the amount of support that should be paid each month.

Kids are always the most impacted when a divorce occurs, and our firm is committed to fighting for the financial wellbeing of your children. We will do whatever it takes protect the best interests of your children and make sure that a fair amount of child support is paid in order to provide for them.

To learn more about spousal and child support, or for help in calculating or enforcing support orders, please contact the Law Offices of Kayleene H. Writer today.