Oakland California Child Support Attorney

Are you experiencing a divorce and have questions about child support or spousal support? Call my firm today at 510-451-4408 to schedule your consultation. You can also fill out a contact form and someone from my firm will be in touch with you promptly.

How is child support determined?

Child support payments are calculated by statutory guidelines. Factors that are considered include income of each parent and the amount of time each parent spends with the children. Tax issues-such as taxable income, mortgages, pretax money contributed to retirement accounts, property taxes, union dues and health insurance-are also considered. Child support is designed to equalize the relative standard of living between both households.

Can child support be modified?

Child support changes can be modified based upon a significant change in circumstances such as increased earnings, remarriage or job loss.

How is spousal support determined?

California is a no-fault divorce state and a community property state. Therefore, factors such as the following are considered as decisions are made about spousal support:

Length of marriage

Age of each party

Standard of living acquired during marriage

Health of each party

Economic and non-economic contributions to marriage

Earning capacity of each party

Spousal support can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. Contact my firm to schedule your consultation.

About Me

Rosanne Calbo-Jackson attended UC Berkeley, after having spent my childhood in upstate New York. More ...

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