San Jose Child Support Attorney
Skilled Divorce Lawyer Serving Santa Clara County, Mountain View, Cupertino, and the Bay Area
In California, child support is calculated using a relatively simple computer program. This fact sometimes leads people to believe the process of determining a fair and workable child support arrangement is simple. This is not always the case.
While the calculations may be simple in divorce and child support situations, determining the right numbers to plug into the equations can be very complicated. The courts will simply assume whatever figure the computer spits out is the correct amount of child support. Unless you have an attorney who can argue against an unreasonable child support order, you may be stuck with a decision that is unworkable or fails to take into account any special circumstances.
Ultimately, it doesn't do anyone much good to have a child support order in place that is unreasonable. With Gemma V. Reyes, Attorney at Law, you will find a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in working out fair and reasonable child support arrangements that make sense given the particular circumstances of each case. Contact Gemma V. Reyes, a San Jose child support lawyer for straightforward answers and knowledgeable guidance.
Modification of Child Support in California
When a supporting parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, such as unemployment, loss of benefits, decreased earnings or unexpected medical expenses, it may be appropriate to seek a formal modification to the child support order. We can help. Attorney Reyes will work to secure the child support payments you need, whether you are the supporting parent or the custodial parent.
Child Support Enforcement Orders
Enforcement of child support orders is often handled through the California Department of Child Support Services. The advantage of hiring a lawyer is that you have options other than relying on an overburdened bureaucratic agency to ensure your child receives the support he or she needs.
Our family law firm can work to get liens or judgments against parents who are in arrears. We can work with parents — particularly those who are self-employed and who are behind in child support payments — to come up with a reasonable plan for catching up. We also coordinate with outside investigators to determine whether there has been an attempt to hide income or unfairly deny a child the support that has been ordered.
Contact a San Jose Child Support Lawyer
Call Gemma V. Reyes, Attorney at Law, in Santa Clara at 408-292-6289 or contact our family law firm online to schedule an appointment with our San Jose child support lawyer. We offer free 30 minute consultations.