Experienced Legal Guidance In California Child Support And Spousal Support Matters
Most couples who have gone through a divorce would strongly prefer not to remain financially tied to one another. For this reason and others, child support and spousal support (alimony) payments can be contentious issues that are frustrating and emotionally charged for all involved. The reassuring news is that working with an experienced family law lawyer can make a major difference in your case. In Roseville, Sacramento and surrounding areas of California, The Carlisle Law Firm, APC, is the natural choice for representation.
I am Christy M. Carlisle, a family law attorney with over 25 years of legal experience of being a family law legal assistant and family law attorney. Whether you expect to pay or receive child support and/or spousal support, I will work diligently to ensure that the orders are fair and sustainable. I will be by your side throughout the entire legal process, advocating for you and your children.
Establishing And Modifying Child Support Orders
Under California law, all parents have a duty to financially support their children. If you are looking to establish a child support order or modify your child support obligation, please contact my office for a child support evaluation. Determining the amount of child support due pursuant to California guidelines should only be handled by a legal professional. Although there is software available for calculating child support, it is essential to work with someone who knows how to properly use the software and who has an in-depth knowledge of the law. There is no substitute for legal assistance in properly determining child support.
It is also important to note that in California, child support is only modifiable by court order, whether achieved by agreement or court process. A verbal agreement between two parents to withdraw a request for child support that has already been court-ordered will not protect the paying parent from owing child support arrears. To protect yourself as the paying parent, a properly prepared legal document will need to be submitted to the court for processing to enforce the agreement to modify support. Any agreements made by parents on this issue can be handled out of court and, as your family law attorney, I can help guide you through this process.
Work With A Knowledgeable Professional On Spousal Support Concerns
California law provides for the support of either spouse under certain conditions upon the separation of a marital couple. Requests for spousal support can be complex and mistakes made early on in a dissolution or legal separation can affect your right to spousal support in the future. It is important to speak with a legal professional before making decisions related to spousal support. As your lawyer, I will assist you in the establishment or modification of spousal support orders.
I Can Help You Seek Modification Of Custody And Visitation Orders
Children grow and change, as do parents’ circumstances. If you would like to modify your current custody and/or visitation orders to reflect these changes, I can help you and your family in evaluating whether or not it would be appropriate and beneficial to do so. As your attorney, I will prepare all necessary legal documents, prepare you for court and represent you at hearings.
Contact My Firm To Discuss Your Legal Needs
Based in Roseville, The Carlisle Law Firm, APC, serves clients in Placer and Sacramento counties. I have practiced in numerous counties throughout California and will consider out-of-area representation, upon request. To learn more and to schedule an initial consultation, contact the firm online or call 916-782-2737.