Fosgate Family Law & Mediation Center is dedicated solely to the practice of Divorce and Family Law related issues. Burbank Child Support Lawyer Jami Fosgate does not believe that litigation is an effective means of settling disputes between parents and she declines representing parties in court.
If you have separated from your partner or spouse, or have decided to file for divorce and you have children together, Child Support will be an issue in your case because the State Legislature has determined that the payment of Child Support is in the best interests of the children.
For information about resolving Child Support in a cooperative manner that won’t deplete all of your family resources, please contact the law firm of Burbank, California Child Support Attorney Jami Fosgate at (818) 827-7157 for information about scheduling a free joint couple’s consultation appointment.
Burbank Child Support Lawyer – California Support Matters
Under California Law, both parents have a duty to support their children. Even if the parents share joint physical custody equally, the parent who earns more money may be required to pay child support to the other parent. This helps ensure the children share in the lifestyle of both parents and the children’s need for food, clothing, shelter and education will be met.
California’s Uniform Child Support Guidelines are set by a statute that consists of a complex algebraic formula. This makes it difficult and confusing for individuals and couples to determine the “guideline” amount of Child Support without the assistance of experienced legal counsel.
Due to the complexity of the formula, California Courts and Family Law Attorneys utilize a computerized program that takes numerous factors into account, including, but not limited to:
- The number of children to be supported
- How much time each parent spends with the child
- Healthcare & Childcare costs
- Each parent’s tax filing status and taxation obligations
- Prior or subsequent children from a different relationship
- Whether any of the children to be supported have special needs
An experienced Family Law Lawyer, Burbank Child Support Attorney Jami Fosgate uses the same software program “DissoMaster” used by Los Angeles Superior Court judges to determine child support and she can help you save thousands of dollars by not fighting in court – money that could help fund your children’s future college costs.
Ms. Fosgate has extensive experience handling Child Support Settlement Negotiations and Mediating Child Support disputes between parties. Because money is involved, Child Support can become a highly contentious issue in disputes between parents.
However, both parents have a duty to support their children. While some may want to litigate the issue, a knowledgeable Child Support Lawyer and effective and skilled Mediator, Negotiator or Collaborative Attorney can help you resolve any disputes without paying thousands of dollars to fight the matter in Court.
Contact a Burbank CA Child Support Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Couple’s Consultation
Please contact the Fosgate Family Law & Mediation Center and Lawyer Jami Fosgate today at (818) 827-7157 to learn how we can help you negotiate a Child Support agreement without the high cost of litigation and the emotional toll that it takes on all parties, including the children involved.
Let us put our experience to work for you and help you move forward with your life and maintain a positive and loving relationship with your children.