Fair Oaks
Child Support Attorney

Years of Experience Protecting Families Throughout California

Our Popular Practice Areas:

Divorce
Spousal Support
Child Support
Death & Incapacity

Find the Guidance You Need from a Child Support Attorney

Child support is one of the most important factors of any divorce case. If you have children and you and your coparent are preparing for a divorce, consider how a Fair Oaks child support lawyer can assist you during the legal proceedings you are sure to endure. Your legal team can help. We will determine your best available legal options, clarify anything you do not understand about the divorce process, and ultimately help you ensure your children receive the financial support they need after your divorce.

At McCunn Law, our team has more than 40 years of professional experience handling all types of divorce cases in the Fair Oaks, CA area. We understand how important child custody determinations are for divorcing parents and the complications they often face during their divorce proceedings. Our goal in every case we accept is to ensure our clients’ children have their best interests protected in a divorce decree.

Are you facing a child support issue? Contact The Family Law Experts at McCunn Law.

Whether you are pursuing child support payments or need help minimizing the financial burden of a child support request, the team at McCunn Law can help. We provide services to ensure you receive support payments and can coordinate with the DCSS if necessary, and can also assist with child support modification. If establishing paternity is necessary, we can help with that, too. For more information about our child support or divorce services, contact our office online or call (916) 773-6100 to speak with a member of our team today.

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Is It Best to Get a Lawyer for Child Support?

Every divorce is different. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse may be perfectly willing to cooperate with one another, or personal tensions may boil over and make civil negotiation impossible. Hiring a Fair Oaks child support attorney to assist you in your divorce proceedings can significantly expedite your divorce case and also help to ensure a fair and reasonable determination when it comes to support for your children.

While it may be technically possible to navigate a child custody determination or negotiate a parenting plan without the assistance of an attorney, hiring legal representation forms an additional layer of security and reassurance for your claim. The legal team at McCunn Law can identify any cause for concern present in your case and help you account for all possible scenarios in your divorce proceedings.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer for Child Support?

While you and your spouse will no longer be married, you both still hold obligations as parents for the care and custody of your children. While some parents may be willing to let go of their parental rights more easily than others, and other parents will fight aggressively for as much custody and/or support as they can possibly obtain. Unfortunately, divorcing parents’ personal issues with one another can sometimes bleed into their child custody negotiations and cause parents to lose sight of what is most important in these determinations.

Your Fair Oaks child support lawyer can provide a measured, objective, professional perspective on your child support case. This can be incredibly helpful for parents involved in emotionally turbulent divorces. An attorney can handle your procedural requirements for your child custody case and identify any special circumstances present in your case that require further consideration.

What Not to Do During a Custody Battle

Child custody battles can encourage divorcing parents to engage in virulent disputes with each other. Unfortunately, the emotional tension between some divorcing parents can encourage them to take negative actions that ultimately wind up being self-destructive. A few things no one should ever do during a custody battle include:

  • Making false accusations of domestic violence. Unfortunately, many parents have been placed under restraining orders due to false accusations of domestic violence. Levying any false accusations against your soon-to-be ex-spouse will not have their intended effects and instead serve to potentially alienate you from your children and diminish your bargaining position in your divorce proceedings.
  • Falsifying information. A divorcing parent might try and hide assets to reduce their child support liability or obfuscate other facts to “win” their child custody determination. This typically leads to severe penalties, possibly even criminal prosecution.
  • Posting about your case on social media. It can be tempting to vent on social media about your frustrations with your divorce proceedings, but ultimately this does not help your case at all. In fact, anything you post to social media becomes public record and very difficult to permanently delete. It’s best to avoid actively using social media at all during any type of legal case.

These are just a few of the ways someone may unintentionally diminish their own standing in a custody battle by trying to unethically obtain an edge over the other.

What Do Judges Look at When Deciding Custody?

If your child custody determination comes down to a court battle, the judge overseeing your case has the final say in your child custody determination. Every family court judge in California has a legal duty to rule in favor of preserving the best interests of a divorcing couple’s children. Their decision will hinge on California state statutes and their own interpretations of the facts in your case.

A judge will assess each parent’s custody rights, income level, and various other factors to determine what level of financial support the couple’s children require and each spouse’s portion of responsibility for providing this support. Ultimately, in any child support determination, one parent pays support to the other to assist in paying for their children’s everyday expenses. The judge’s interpretation will decide who pays and how much.

Finding Legal Counsel for Your Child Custody Case

A Fair Oaks child support attorney is a tremendous asset to any divorcing parent who wants to ensure their children receive the most child support possible. Unless both parents receive exactly equal custody, earn exactly the same amount of money, and spend exactly the same amount of time with their children, one of them will have more custody than the other. This typically means the custodial parent will receive support from the noncustodial parent. The possible exception to this would be a lower-earning spouse who obtains less custody than their higher-earning spouse.

Many variables might arise in any child custody case. Your Fair Oaks child custody lawyer will determine the obstacles you are most likely to face and provide you with a professional interpretation of your circumstances so you know what to expect as your proceedings unfold.

McCunn Law is ready to assist with your child support case. If you are ready to meet with a Fair Oaks child support lawyer to discuss your concerns, contact McCunn Law today to schedule a case review with an experienced and compassionate Fair Oaks child support attorney to start building your case.

Why Choose McCunn Law

Our methods for handling child support and family law issues are unique. We offer legal assistance for a range of family law cases, including:

Mr. McCunn specializes in a holistic, project management approach which empowers you to make your own decisions throughout the process. He has a reputation as a peacemaker and his honest and pragmatic attitude towards divorce and other family law issues ensures you only pay for the services you need during your case.

“McCunn Law is a high-quality and highly knowledgeable legal team. I went into a consultation regarding child custody and was extremely happy with the plan and ultimately the results of my case. They create a plan with the client’s needs and wants in mind. Drummond is also great working with regarding what kind of budget a client would be able to afford. If I have any more legal needs in the future this is the office I will use every time.”

Megan P.

“McCunn Law is a high-quality and highly knowledgeable legal team. I went into a consultation regarding child custody and was extremely happy with the plan and ultimately the results of my case. They create a plan with the client’s needs and wants in mind. Drummond is also great working with regarding what kind of budget a client would be able to afford. If I have any more legal needs in the future this is the office I will use every time.”

Megan P.

“McCunn Law is a high-quality and highly knowledgeable legal team. I went into a consultation regarding child custody and was extremely happy with the plan and ultimately the results of my case. They create a plan with the client’s needs and wants in mind. Drummond is also great working with regarding what kind of budget a client would be able to afford. If I have any more legal needs in the future this is the office I will use every time.”

Megan P.