Palm Desert Child Support Attorneys
Creating Beneficial Solutions for Palm Desert Families
Are you needing child support services, but are not sure how to request them? Have you been asked to pay child support and you are not sure what to do? Regardless of your child support situation, you absolutely need an experienced family law attorney in the Palm Desert area to protect you and your rights. For almost 15 years, the Law Offices of H. William Edgar has repeatedly provided results through caring representation, winning strong and immediate solutions for clients who sought quick results.
Our firm has earned numerous 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
- The “Client Distinction Award” from Lawyers.com for client satisfaction
- Top Lawyer Award from Inland Empire Magazine
When we say results-driven counsel, we mean we use our extensive experience with child support cases to settle with the other party outside of court where possible. This gives you the quickest, most reliable, and least stressful resolution to your battle. However, when the dispute does need to reach court, we use our considerable trial experience to fight on your behalf, arguing the child support right that you deserve.
How Child Support Is Calculated or Modified
Two primary factors influence how a court will determine regular child support payments:
- The total income of each party; and
- The time that each party spends with their child.
The ultimate goal of child support is to grant the party who holds greater custody the ability to provide their child with the same standard of living that the child would have when the parties were together.
Additional factors that could affect a child support agreement include:
- Any special needs the child has
- Health expenses, educational costs, etc.
- The standard of living prior to parties splitting
- If domestic abuse has ever occurred
In addition to the initial agreement, there are other factors that can affect an ongoing child support agreement, such as a work relocation or the loss of a job. When variables do change your child support circumstance, you have the right to request a child support modification. If this is the case, you will need a seasoned Palm Desert child support attorney to present your case to the court. Call (888) 251-9618 today!
Possibility to Resolve Dispute Out-Of-Court
While child support is required to meet certain California guidelines as well as be approved by child support services if DCFS is involved, courts will usually grant parents the ability to craft their own child support agreement. Our firm has experience in both mediation and arbitration, affording us the wisdom to guide both parties through an extremely tense situation with the least stress and at lower cost.
Call (888) 251-9618 for a free consultation with our Palm Desert family lawyers.