Family Law Attorney in Martinez, California
At my family law practice, William P. Davis, Attorney at Law, I have represented clients in a large number of child support and spousal support cases. Some of these have been "routine" while others have presented complex legal or evidentiary issues.
It is very important to be prepared when coming to a hearing. I take great care to ensure that I have gathered the facts and organized them into persuasive arguments when representing my clients at a hearing or in court.
Contact my firm to schedule a free consultation. I can review your situation and discuss the steps I can take to achieve your goals.
I represent clients in all aspects of child support, including:
- Determination of the support level
- Modifications in child support
- Enforcement of child support orders
- Paternity as it affects child support
The child support level is generally determined by complex statutory guidelines, which are based on the parents' incomes, time the child spends with each parent, and other factors. When one parent's income is particularly high, courts can depart from these guidelines. It is important to account for all of the needs of the child and deductible expenses when calculating the child support level.
I understand the law regarding child support and can resolve cases involving challenging issues. These include situations where a parent has hidden income, widely varying income or very high income.
In some cases, the court will require the payment of permanent spousal support (also called alimony) — particularly when the duration of the marriage is long or when a spouse cannot earn a living due to disability. Sometimes, it will require the payment of support for only a limited period of time. However, the issue of spousal support can often be agreed upon by the parties themselves.
I have a comprehensive understanding of the legal and practical aspects of spousal support. In addition, I have a Master's in Taxation, which helps me provide my clients with a clear picture of the tax consequences of their spousal support agreement. My firm will represent you with diligence and determination in the effort to achieve your goals.
Free Consultation With a Lawyer
For a free consultation with William P. Davis, Attorney at Law, call 888-335-9597 toll free or contact my firm online.
From my office in Martinez, I advise and represent clients throughout the East Bay area, including Concord and Walnut Creek, California.