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Berkeley Child Support Lawyer

The state of California places a high priority on providing for the physical needs and financial support of children. If you are a parent without primary custodial rights, you will very likely be required to pay child support to the custodial parent. The amount of support is determined by child support guidelines written into law — and is based on the incomes of the parents and residency time of the child with each parent, adjusted for certain expenses.

The Law Offices of David Welty, iin Berkeley, California, provides advice and representation in all aspects of child support, including:

  • Determination of the child support level
  • Modifications in child support
  • Enforcement of child support orders
  • Paternity as it affects child support

Call (510) 250-3778 or send us an e-mail to arrange for a free initial consultation.

Oakland-Area Spousal Support Attorney

A spouse may or may not be entitled to spousal support (also called alimony) upon separation or following the final divorce decree. If the court does not mandate the payment of spousal support, the parties can choose to include the payment of spousal support as part of an overall settlement. When it is not required by the court, many considerations affect the decision to choose spousal support, including taxation issues and personal preferences. For example, a divorcing couple may decide to forego the payment of alimony in favor of a particular property settlement.

At The Law Offices of David Welty, we have extensive experience in all aspects of spousal support. We can help you make the right decision about the issue of spousal support, and then work vigorously to achieve your goal.

Modifications in Child Support and Alimony

A court order mandating the payment of child support or alimony is not set in stone. As conditions change significantly, you may seek a modification to your existing child support or alimony payments. A significant change in income either up or down, or a change in a child's living needs may be sufficient to obtain a modification.

In most cases, our firm can obtain a modification of child support or alimony quickly and cost-effectively. Contact us to discuss your particular situation.

Free Consultation With an Attorney

For a free initial consultation with The Law Offices of David Welty, call (510) 250-3778 or send us an e-mail. From our law office in Berkeley, California, we serve clients in Oakland, Hayward and surrounding areas.