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Child Support

To ensure that children do not fall into poverty because of divorce or out-of-wedlock birth, California has adopted child support guidelines and an effective mechanism for payment. However, the state gives family court judges latitude in deciding the final amount.

Having an experienced family law attorney present your case to the court protects your rights in any child support dispute. The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer has more than 30 years of combined experience representing parents on both sides of the equation. We know what is necessary to secure the most beneficial outcome for our clients.

Thorough Financial Disclosure in Child Support Matters

The California Family Code section 4055 requires a complex equation for calculating child support based on the number of children, the incomes of both parents and the percentage of time the higher earner has primary physical responsibility for the children. The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer starts with a complete inventory of your finances and uses the rules of discovery to compel full disclosure from the opposing party. Our thorough approach can make all the difference in securing a fair and complete child support order.

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Ensuring Medical Coverage and School Tuition

Divorce is an expensive proposition. In addition to child support, the higher earner must finance a separate residence. That increase in expenses often prompts cost cutting that can negatively affect your children. Our family lawyers have managed spousal disputes over discretionary child support regarding the amount to spend on each of the following:

  • Day care
  • Children’s medical coverage
  • College tuition
  • Private school tuition
  • Private tutoring
  • SAT preparation classes
  • Extra-curricular activities such as sports, dance and music lessons
  • Special needs
  • Summer camps

We’ve had many cases where our child support lawyers have successfully defended a necessary scaling back of child activities, and we’ve prevented harsh and punitive eliminations of worthwhile benefits. In addition, we’ve helped parents whose spouses have moved their children a long distance away from the child’s home area to recover travel expenses for child visitation.

Child Support Attorneys in Santa Clara County, CA

The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer commits to providing quality legal representation in a comfortable and supportive environment at a reasonable price. We start all of our clients off with a free consultation, where we answer your most pressing questions and establish the basis for a positive working relationship. We recognize that detailed information and direct human contact with your family lawyer go a long way to developing the confidence you need to see your case through to a successful conclusion. That’s why we make every effort to engage with you personally, remain accessible, and deliver prompt results. Contact our firm for answers to all of your California divorce law questions.