Caring California Family Law Attorney Works to Resolve Child Support Issues
Dedicated lawyer advocates for your children’s financial well-being in the Los Angeles area
Child support amounts are calculated using the parties’ incomes and the amount of time the children spend with each parent. After a petition for divorce has been filed either party can seek an order of support, or the parties can agree on an amount and submit a proposed order together to the court. That support order is in effect until the court changes it. Usually, a child support order is changed by the court in response to a request for a new order by one or both parties. Once the divorce judgment issues the child support order remains in effect. The order is changeable if there is a change in circumstances. Common changes which can influence support are the parents change the custody time agreement or one parent’s income increases or decreases. To change a child support order either both parents must agree and submit a stipulated order, or one party seeks a change via a contested court hearing.
Galen can negotiate and litigate to obtain fair arrangements for the financial care of children. When clients in California are involved in stressful child support battles, our priority is to achieve the results you desire in light of the facts and the law.
Informed California adviser helps parents seek the best financial arrangements for their children
Mr. Gentry takes a personalized approach when addressing the needs of each client on issues involving child support. We are dedicated to helping parents know their rights under the circumstances and helping them achieve the best possible outcomes. We provide the following services:
- Negotiation of child support
- Mediation of child support
- Litigation of child support issues
- Enforcement of child support orders
- Modification of child support orders
Mr. Gentry will thoroughly explain California child support guidelines and how they apply to you. Galen’s goal is to keep clients informed at every step, and then achieve the goals the clients set.
Experienced mediator seeks fair child support agreements
When parents are respectful and cordial with one another, children can grow up feeling loved and supported. Through a structured process of mediation, parents are often able to put aside their differences and focus on a topic on which they tend to agree — the importance of their child’s well-being. Mediation presents a forum for creating fair child support plans that allow both parents to share in the financial obligations of raising their children. As a skilled negotiator, I can guide the process toward equitable solutions that save clients time and money.
Committed attorney helps parents during family court appearances
Sometimes, litigation is the only way to obtain the financial support your child deserves. I am a strong advocate in family court.
Child support orders remain in effect unless the court modifies the original order. If your child’s other parent fails to make court-ordered payments, Mr. Gentry can seek relief from the court. When one parent suffers an injury or loses a job, fairness might dictate at least a temporary shift of financial burden to the other parent. On the other hand, if the payor begins to make a great deal more income, an increase may be appropriate. Mr. Gentry can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments to accommodate changing financial circumstances.
Contact a caring California family law attorney for help with child support
At Galen Gentry Law Group, looking out for the best interests of children is my top priority. For skilled counsel on any child support issue, Call at (818) 864-7833 or contact me online today to schedule a free virtual consultation at my Woodland Hills office.