Child Support: Honest And Dedicated Representation

The outcomes of your child custody and visitation schedule will directly impact your child support determination. As such, it is important to work with an experienced family lawyer who can help you understand your rights and options in both aspects.

At Michael N. Splivalo, Attorney at Law, we represent both custodial and noncustodial parents equally in the protection of their rights. We seek to help you understand and form realistic expectations on how the California child support guidelines may be assessed in your situation.

Helping You Understand Child Support In California

The California Family Court determines child support by a set of statutory guidelines. In general, the guidelines take the following into account when assigning child support in divorce or parental separation:

  • Each parent's gross income or ability to earn an income
  • The parents' established custody and visitation schedule
  • Special needs a child may have

Parents may also independently agree to a child support amount that meets their child's needs and submit to the court for approval following mediation.

With more than 20 years of experience, our Fresno child support attorney will help you navigate these issues in order to pursue a fair and equitable result. By reviewing the support guidelines in connection with your unique financial situation, we seek to provide realistic assessment of how child support may be determined in your case so you can plan accordingly.

Child Support Modification And Enforcement

If you experience significant change in circumstances, you may be able to obtain modification of child support reflecting your current financial situation. Typical situations the court considers "significant" include job loss or other dramatic changes in income. We can help determine whether your situation warrants seeking child support modification.

We can also help enforce your right to receive child support if your former spouse has neglected to pay it. Do not let laziness or spite prevent your children from receiving the care and financial support they need.

Contact Our Child Support Attorney Serving Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings Counties

For more answers to your questions about child support, contact us by calling 559-708-4881 or email for a free initial consultation. From our office in Fresno, California, we represent clients throughout the Central Valley. We provide late afternoon and weekend appointments by request.