Whether you are paying or receiving support, you need an expert child support attorney in Walnut CA to advocate for your rights.
All too often, child support and child custody disputes arise out of parents’ desires to wound or punish one another, rather than out of a sincere disagreement as to what is best for the welfare of the child. At Kendall & Gkikas, we help keep the focus on the child. As your child support attorney in Walnut CA, we will work hard to help you arrive at fair and equitable support agreements that enable the custodial parent to provide a safe and comfortable home without placing undue financial strain on the non-custodial parent. We strive to resolve all cases out of court whenever possible, but when needed we can always provide tenacious courtroom representation.
Establishing Child Support Orders
Child support orders are often established as part of a divorce proceeding, but they can also be established by parents that have never been married. If necessary, we can help you establish paternity as a first step to petitioning for a child support order. In any case, the official California Guideline Calculation will be used to determine the amount of support that is appropriate. This calculation takes into account your income, the other parent’s income, and your child’s needs as well as certain other factors.
Enforcing Child Support Orders
If you fall behind on your child support payments, your co-parent may hire a Walnut CA child support attorney. This attorney will help them petition the court to take legal steps against you. The court could order any of the following:
- Wage garnishments
- Levies against bank accounts or property
- Drivers license suspension
- Suspension of professional licenses
Modifying Child Support Orders
Because no one can predict the future, it is not unusual for life events to render a child support order unfair a few years after it was created. A Walnut CA child support lawyer can help by petitioning the court for modifications. Some common life events that could necessitate a change in support include:
- Income of either parent has changed
- One parent has been incarcerated
- The time share in the custody agreement has changed
- The child’s needs have changed
As your Walnut CA child support lawyer, we will fight tenaciously to ensure your new, modified order will reflect your family’s changed circumstances fairly.
Get a Reliable, Responsive Child Support Lawyer in Walnut CA
At Kendall & Gkikas, we take pride in being fully available to our clients any time we’re not in court. We don’t make our clients go through layer upon layer of secretaries and underlings to reach us. This means that with Thomas or Kristina as your child support lawyer in Walnut CA, you really should feel like you have a partner in your child support battle who really cares about the well-being of you and your children. To learn more about how we can help in your case, please give us a call now.