Los Angeles Spousal and Child Support Attorney
Child and spousal support can make it possible to take care of your children, and yourself, after a marriage or relationship has ended. You need to make sure you do everything possible to protect your financial security so you can move on with your life and provide for your kids.
At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, our divorce and family law attorneys have extensive experience in spousal and child support cases. We represent clients seeking support, as well as people who are being asked for support amounts that are too high. We can help you obtain an initial support order, to fight a support order that is unfair, or to seek modification of existing court orders for spousal or child support. We can also provide assistance with enforcement of support orders when your ex is not paying the money you need.
To learn more about how a Los Angeles spousal and child support attorney can help you, call us today to speak with a lawyer you can trust who is passionate about fighting for the rights of individuals and families.
Child and Spousal Support Laws in Los Angeles
Under California law, every child should get support from both parents, regardless of whether the parents see the child. Child support cannot be waived through a prenuptial agreement and must be paid unless parental rights are terminated by the court. It generally must be paid until a child is at least 18, although it can be paid for longer if the child remains in school. A standard formula is used to determine support amounts and there is no deviation from this formula unless there is strong justification for why a different support amount is appropriate.
Spousal support is not awarded in every divorce, but can be mandated if there is a significant earning discrepancy. The court considers many factors in assessing whether spousal support should be ordered, including the length of the marriage. Spousal support may be ordered on a temporary or a permanent basis.
How a Los Angeles Spousal and Child Support Attorney Can Help
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP is a top family law firm serving Los Angeles. We provide invaluable assistance when it comes to matters of child and spousal support. Our attorneys can help you:
- Prove paternity so you can petition for support.
- Obtain child support as part of a separation or divorce.
- File a petition to obtain support when you were not in a relationship with the child’s other parent.
- Petition to modify child support if necessary due to a change in circumstances
- Fight for or against spousal support during divorce.
- Petition for a modification of spousal support.
Your financial security is at stake when it comes to matters of child and spousal support. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn how our divorce and family law attorneys can help you.