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Child/Spousal Support

Yolo County Child Support Attorney

Child support is often times an important element in making sure your children’s needs are met after you and your spouse decide to live separately. Whether you are the parent in need of a child support order, or the parent required to pay support, you want an experienced attorney who will protect your interests and assist you in securing a fair child support order.

Child support in California is determined by a formula that is mandated by state guidelines. The formula takes into consideration several factors, however there are three key factors in determining the amount that will be ordered. The main factors are the number of children, income of the parties, and the timeshare of each parent. While those factors are important in making a support determination, they are not definitive. There are several other factors that can be used in negotiating an order that will fit the needs of your family.

Davis Spousal Support Attorney

In California, there are two categories of spousal support. Temporary spousal support is typically ordered post-separation and is meant to take care of the supported parties’ immediate needs pending a divorce judgment. Much like child support, temporary spousal support is determined using a guideline formula. Post judgment spousal support, often referred to as permanent spousal support, is designed to take care of the supported parties’ needs after a divorce judgment has been entered. Under California law, post-judgment support is not determined by a guideline formula. Rather, in making a spousal support determination the court must take into consideration several factors, including:

  • Length of your marriage
  • Earning capacity of each party
  • Age and health of each party
  • Standard of living established during the marriage
  • The ability of the supporting party to pay spousal support
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • Obligations and assets of each party

Contact The Law Office of Sherine Pahlavan

Call now to speak to an experienced Davis area child and spousal Support attorney or schedule an initial consultation. Call our office at (530) 302-4040 or complete an online contact form. Our office, located across from Central Park in Davis, CA at 260 Russell Blvd. Suite A, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Fridays