Answering Your Child Support Questions

When two parents end their relationship, child support is one of the biggest issues that they will need to resolve.

The laws regarding support in California are established by very specific guidelines that examine the income of the parties and the amount of time that the child spends with each parent.

At the law offices of Kathleen J. Smith, we have over 20 years of experience with family law cases, including child-related concerns. We know the factors that we must establish to demonstrate our client's needs. You can rely on us to work diligently to establish or modify support in your case.

Call 707-387-0668 to discuss your specific situation with an experienced lawyer. Our offices are conveniently located in Santa Rosa and Sonoma.

How We Can Help You

Our attorneys will meet with you to find out more about your financial situation and your child's needs. We want to be able to understand the situation so we can determine the best steps to take to prioritize the best interests of your child. Once we know more about you, we will explain how the law may apply to your case and how we can help you achieve the result that you are seeking. We help with many different issues related to child support matters, including:

  • Establishing initial child support amounts using California's support guidelines
  • Modification or termination of previous child or spousal support payments

There will be attempts by one of the parties to hide or conceal income. They hope that you will not know what sort of money they have and will accept the information that they provide to you about their current financial situation.

Our lawyers have extensive experience investigating and challenging the income statements provided by the parties in these cases. Having handled many child support cases throughout our legal careers, we know how to get an accurate determination of the income of each party to set the proper amount of support in each case.

Let Us Help You With Your Child Support Case

Call our office or send us an email to schedule your consultation with Kathleen J. Smith, Attorney at Law.