As part of a divorce (dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership) or a parentage action, controversy will often arise over the amount of support payable by one party to the other. This is a heavy burden on any parent going through divorce and can also greatly impact the future of the children involved. At Van Voorhis and Sosna, LLP, we are are dedicated to working with our clients to determine what is both in the interest of the children and sensitive to parents' financial position.
In California, child support is based on a complex calculation that takes into account income, number of children, time spent with the children, and a variety of other factors. A court will decide whether one parent will receive financial support from the other parent for the care of the couple's children.Whether a client is paying child support or receiving child support, we are experienced in ensuring that child support obligations are fair and appropriate.
In California, spousal support (or alimony) may be provided to either spouse as part of a divorce or dissolution of marriage. The law governing spousal support is very complex and the amount paid depends on the facts of each case. If two people can reach an agreement on alimony, the Court will enforce this agreement regardless of the amount of spousal support the Court would have ordered. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, then parties seeking a divorce will have to litigate spousal support. Given that the law regarding spousal support is subjective, whether you are seeking alimony or your spouse has requested that you pay spousal support, people are best served by having experienced counsel. We provide the experience, knowledge, and guidance to ensure that support obligations are fair and appropriate.