Experienced Guidance For Child Support And Spousal Support Issues In Orange County

Are you about to be divorced and yet unclear about your responsibilities for paying or receiving child support or alimony?

Get the facts you need, plus skillful guidance throughout the legal process, from experienced Orange County divorce and family law attorney Hollie A. Lemkin in Costa Mesa.

At the Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin, our skilled lawyer works with mothers, fathers, husbands and wives on both sides of child support disputes.

Typically, child support calculation is determined by the:

  • Income of both parents
  • Time share with the children between the parents
  • Number of children
  • Child care and living expenses
  • Health insurance and medical costs

You should also know that working responsibilities for parents have an impact on child support payments. In the past, stay-at-home moms were given great latitude, but today, the courts are gender-neutral. Even if a parent stayed at home and took care of the children, his or her potential earning capacity can now be considered income. This also applies to payment of legal fees, since payment of legal fees is also gender-neutral.

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Like child support, the calculation of spousal support payments also depends on the parties' financial information. Factors in determining spousal support include:

  • Age, health, education and income/earning potential of both spouses
  • Length of the marriage
  • Standard of living during the marriage

In California, spousal support is not automatically awarded. Many factors are considered by the courts in granting spousal support, including income and length of the marriage. Generally, the longer the marriage, the longer the length of your award. You need the help of an experienced spousal support attorney to help evaluate your individual case — which is why we strongly urge you to contact Hollie A. Lemkin for an initial consultation.

For caring, personalized attention, and for honest answers to your child support and spousal support questions, call today — 949-734-4788. We welcome all email messages.