Southern California Child Support Attorneys
Creating Beneficial Solutions from Offices in Riverside, Temecula & Anaheim
Regardless of whether you're looking to collect on a child support order, modify an existing order, or defend against your child support obligations, you'll need an experienced child support attorney in Southern California to protect your rights. Since 2004, the Law Offices of H. William Edgar has specialized in providing results-oriented representation, obtaining beneficial and immediate solutions.
Our firm has earned multiple awards and recognition for our family law representation:
- 10.0 "Superb" Avvo rating
- Inclusion in 2016 Top 100 Family Lawyers by American Society of Legal Advocates
- "Client Distinction Award" from Lawyers.com for client satisfaction
- Top Lawyer Award from Inland Empire Magazine
Results-driven counsel means we use our considerable experience with child support cases to settle with the other parent outside of court whenever possible. This provides you with the fastest, most effective, and least stressful resolution to your dispute. However, when that is not possible, we use our extensive trial experience to litigate on your behalf, fighting for your rights in a court hearing or arbitration.
We offer free, no-obligation case consultations. Call (888) 251-9618 today to schedule a meeting with our Southern California child support lawyers.
How Child Support Is Calculated or Modified
There are two primary factors that courts use to determine child support payments: the income of each parent and the time each parent spends with the child. The purpose of child support is to help the parent with greater custody provide the same standard of living to the child as when the parents were together.
Other factors that might affect a child support agreement include:
- Any special needs the child has
- Health expenses, educational costs, etc.
- The standard of living prior to the divorce
- Any history of domestic abuse
There are a number of variables that can affect a child support agreement, such as sudden unemployment or a raise. When variables change your circumstances or the circumstances of the other parent, you have the right to request a child support modification. To do that, however, you'll need a seasoned Southern California child support attorney to present your case to the court. Call (888) 251-9618 today!
Resolving Your Dispute Out-of-Court
While child support agreements must meet certain guidelines (and must gain the approval of child support services, if involved), courts will generally allow parents to create their own child support agreement if it's in the interest of the child. Our firm is experienced in both mediation and arbitration, allowing us to guide divorcing spouses through an emotionally tense situation with minimal stress and fewer costs.
We are also deeply familiar with child support guidelines, so we will also be able to ensure that your support plan is compliant with California standards. Negotiating effective agreements outside of court is one of our specialties. It is part of our results-oriented approach, as out-of-court solutions avoid the drawn-out litigation process. This means less time, resources, and worry spent on crafting your child support plan, and you can spend more of your time moving forward with the next chapter of your life.
Please call (888) 251-9618 today to schedule a free case consultation with our family law attorneys in Southern California.