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Pasadena Child Support Attorney

Effective Assistance for Financial Support Disputes

Many people going through a divorce find themselves concerned about finances. If you are worried about how you will support your children with only half the income or if you will receive alimony after your divorce, Marilyn Smith Law APC can help.

Our California lawyers understand that these are valid concerns and we strive to eliminate the problems that you are burdened with. Our Pasadena child support attorneys can ensure that you understand your rights, options, and what to expect out of litigation.

Can A Lawyer Help Reduce Child Support?

If you have an existing child support order, an attorney can assist you change the amount if necessary, by filing an adjustment demand (often called a "Motion to Customize"). Your attorney will also need to gather any required proof, such as tax returns, pay stubs, and other financial details.

Give us a call today at (626) 317-6068 to consult with an experienced lawyer. Our Pasadena child support lawyer serves clients throughout all of Los Angeles.

Establishing & Modifying Child Support in California

Whether you are going through a divorce, a child custody matter, or a paternity action, establishing child support can be stressful. In California, there are specific guidelines followed by the judge in family court to calculate child support payments, typically using percentages of each parent’s income. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of family law, our Pasadena divorce lawyers are well educated on the laws relating to child support – Our child support lawyers are ready to put our experience to work for you.

Our Pasadena-based child support attorney will help you with:

  • Establish child support
  • Modify an existing child support order
  • Enforce child support if the other parent is refusing to pay

Negotiating Spousal Support in California

Spousal support (or alimony) is often a contentious topic among divorcing spouses in Los Angeles county. Though spousal support is paid in many divorces, it is not required in 100% of cases. Unless you and the other parent come to an agreement on your own, it is up to the judge to decide.

When determining payments, the court may consider:

  • The length of the marriage
  • Each spouse’s current income and earning potential
  • The lifestyle each spouse enjoyed during the marriage

Our Pasadena family law attorneys at Marilyn Smith Law APC are familiar with the Los Angles county laws that govern alimony payments. Whether you are hoping to avoid child support payments or you are seeking monthly payments, our divorce lawyers can present your case in a California court and represent your best interests. Your well-being is our priority.

To schedule a consultation, call us today at (626) 317-6068.

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