Child & Spousal Support
Parents are responsible for their children’s financial support, and child support orders typically require the non-custodial parent to provide financial support on behalf of minor children. JWB Family Law works with both custodial and non-custodial parents to ensure that child support arrangements are fair to all parties involved by following California state guidelines.
Each family’s financial situation is unique. Income, the time spent with the children, and the number of children involved all affect the amount of child support paid by the non-custodial parent. Though the court uses statutory guidelines to order child support, a judge may deviate from these guidelines if he or she feels it is in the child’s best interest to do so.
In the event that you wish to reduce your support commitment due to a job loss or other significant change in financial status, we can draft and file a stipulation or motion for a modification to the court on your behalf.
Child Support Add-On Expenses and Reimbursement
JWB Family Law can help you determine which expenses you may be responsible for, preparing you for the financial commitment that will be required on your part. We also assist custodial parents who need the expertise of a family law attorney in order to recover child support to pay for medical care, education, and extracurricular expenses for their children.
There is no absolute right to spousal maintenance, but the court may grant maintenance to either spouse based upon factors such as need, ability, standard of living and education. Whether you are seeking or challenging a spousal support award, we will persuasively argue the facts on your behalf.